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Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography
     

Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography

by James Burge
 

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ISBN-10: 0060816139

ISBN-13: 2900060816130

Pub. Date: 01/24/2006

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

New Revelations about One of the Greatest Romances in History

Peter Abelard was arguably the greatest poet, philosopher, and religious teacher in all of twelfth-century Europe. In an age when women were rarely educated, Heloise was his most gifted young student. Their private tutoring sessions inevitably turned to passion, and their moments

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New Revelations about One of the Greatest Romances in History

Peter Abelard was arguably the greatest poet, philosopher, and religious teacher in all of twelfth-century Europe. In an age when women were rarely educated, Heloise was his most gifted young student. Their private tutoring sessions inevitably turned to passion, and their moments apart were spent writing love letters. Astoundingly, a few years ago a young scholar identified 113 new love letters between the pair which, combined with the latest scholarship, present us with the richest telling yet of the couple's clandestine passion — a story that is erotic, poignant, and at times even funny.

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ISBN-13:
2900060816130
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/24/2006
Series:
Plus Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352

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