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THE WORLD OF ROMANCE
(affectionately known as THE LOVE MAP)

What is The Love Map?

It's the story of romance - its changes through time and its variations around the globe - lovingly told in a lushly illustrated map.

The Love Map is filled with entertaining and informative text and pictures, lovingly prepared by award-winning writers, designers and cartographers.

Take a romantic voyage around the world, adventure into the heart of romance, discover the places, stories, traditions, histories and everything else associated with love with The Love Map.

The Love Map includes:
The World of Love
  • Four-color world map
  In Peru it is customary to include special charms -- with ribbons attached -- between layers of the wedding cake.  Before the bride and groom cut the cake,the bridesmaids each pull out a ribbon.  The one who gets the ring charm is assured of marriage within the year.
 
The Language of Love
  • A smooching primer
  • Literary love
  • Songs of the heart
  • Love on the silver screen
  • The valentine
  • Good lovin' gone bad
 

I feel it when I sorrow most:
It is better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
                                              ---Alfred Lord Tennyson

 
 
The History of Romance
  • Timeline
 

800 B.C. - Mythical love

Greek love-god Eros first appears in the works of chronicler Hesiod  In later depictions, Eros is the winged child of the sea-born love goddess Aphrodite.  His unerring arrows inflict the "sickness" of love.

 
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