Did the Medieval Troubadours invent 'Romantic Love'. Is 'Romantic Love' always linked to death and misery?
The link below takes you to Dick Davis, who is both poet and translator, talking as a guest on 'Entitled Opinions'. They discuss the beauty and complexity of Persian poetry, with fascinating links to Medieval European texts. There's a priceless reading of a short extract from the 11th Century 'Vis and Ramin' in Persian, for those of us who can't speak that language .