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The letters of Abelard and Heloise / translated with an introduction and notes by Betty Radice.

By: Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142.
Contributor(s): Héloïse, 1101-1164 | Radice, Betty | Clanchy, M. T.
Series: Penguin classics. Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin, 2003Edition: Rev. ed. / revised by M.T. Clanchy.Description: lxxxvii, 296 p. : maps ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0140448993.Subject(s): Héloïse, 1101-1164 -- Correspondence | Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142 -- Correspondence | Theologians -- France -- Correspondence | Abbesses, Christian -- France -- Correspondence | Latin letters, Medieval and modern -- France -- Translations into English | Love-lettersSummary: The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most dramatic and well-known love affairs. It is told through the letters of French philosopher Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil Heloise. Through their impassioned writings unfolds the story of a romance, from its reckless, ecstatic beginnings to the public scandal, enforced secret marriage, and devastating consequences that followed. These eloquent and intimate letters express a vast range of emotions from adoration and devotion to reproach, indignation, and grief, and offer a fascinating insight into religious life in the Middle Ages.
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PA 6537.A5 N49 2015 Ovid / PA 6756 .A1 R32 Phormio, and other plays PA 6825 .A3 1969 Virgil. PA 8201 .A4 2003 The letters of Abelard and Heloise / PB 1423 .T3 K5 1970 The Tain; PC 839 .E38 P413 1988 The old man and the bureaucrats / PC 1115 .B527 2015 Amore E Cappuccino /

Previous ed. of this translation: 1974.

Translated from the Latin.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-288) and index.

The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most dramatic and well-known love affairs. It is told through the letters of French philosopher Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil Heloise. Through their impassioned writings unfolds the story of a romance, from its reckless, ecstatic beginnings to the public scandal, enforced secret marriage, and devastating consequences that followed. These eloquent and intimate letters express a vast range of emotions from adoration and devotion to reproach, indignation, and grief, and offer a fascinating insight into religious life in the Middle Ages.

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