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PRI’s The World: Does the West have a monopoly on romantic love?

by | Feb. 13, 2014, 2:09 PM | Want more research news? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter »

Some scholars still believe that romantic love was invented by European troubadours in the Middle Ages, and that people outside of the western tradition don’t really experience it. Ted Fischer, professor of anthropology, decided to test that theory. The verdict? Everybody loves.


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