Abelard and Heloise
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Abelard and Heloise

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Constant J. Mews offers an intellectual biography of two of the best known personalities of the twelfth century. Peter Abelard was a controversial logician at the cathedral school of Notre-Dame in Paris when he first met Heloise, who was the brilliant and outspoken niece of a cathedral canon and who was then engaged in the study of philosophy. After an intense love affair and the birth of a child, they married in secret in a bid to placate her uncle. Nonetheless the vengeful canon Fulbert had Abelard castrated, following which he became a monk at St. Denis, while Heloise became a nun at Argenteuil. Mews, a recognized authority on Abelard's writings, traces his evolution as a thinker from his earliest work on dialectic (paying particular attention to his debt to Roscelin of Compiegne and William of Champeaux) to his most mature reflections on theology and ethics. Abelard's interest in the doctrine of universals was one part of his broader philosophical interest in language, theology, and ethics, sshow more

Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 144.8 x 210.8 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195156889
  • 9780195156881

About Dr Constant J. Mews

Constant J. Mews is Director of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology at Monash University in Australia. He is the author of The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-Century France (1999).show more

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