The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

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The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. Through their letters, we follow the path of their romance from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard's pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, to their eventual more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Revised ed.
  • further reading, notes, maps, index
  • 0140448993
  • 9780140448993
  • 78,023

About Peter Abelard

Peter Abelard was a French philosopher and the greatest logician of the 12th century. He taught in Paris, where Heloise was his pupil. After the tragic end of their marriage, she became a nun & he a monk. Betty Radice was the editor of the Penguin Classics during the 1960-70s & an acclaimed translator from Latin, Greek & Italian. Michael Clanchy researches at the Institute of Historical Research UCL & the Warburg more

Table of contents

The Letters of Abelard and HeloiseAcknowledgments Preface to the Revised Edition Chronology Introduction The Letters of Abelard and Heloise in Today's Scholarship Further Reading Letter 1. Historia calamitatum: Abelard to a Friend: The Story of His Misfortunes The Personal Letters Letter 2. Heloise to Abelard Letter 3. Abelard to Heloise Letter 4. Heloise to Abelard Letter 5. Abelard to Heloise The Letters of Direction Letter 6. Heloise to Abelard Letter 7. Abelard to Heloise (summarized) Letter 8. Abelard to Heloise Abelard's Confession of Faith Letters of Peter the Venerable and Heloise Peter the Venerable: Letter (98) to Pope Innocent II Peter the Venerable: Letter (115) to Heloise Heloise: Letter (167) to Peter the Venerable Peter the Venerable: Letter (168) to Heloise Two Hymns by Abelard Sabbato ad Vesperas In Parasceve Domini: III. Nocturno Appendix: An Excerpt from the 'Lost Love Letter' of Heloise and Abelard Maps The Kingdom of France in the time of Abelard Paris in the time of Abelard Notes Indexshow more

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