Letters of Heloise and Abelard: A Translation of Their Complete Correspondence / Edition 1

Letters of Heloise and Abelard: A Translation of Their Complete Correspondence / Edition 1

by Mary Martin McLaughlin
     
 

The letters of Heloise and Abelard remain some of the great romantic and intellectual documents of human civilization while the writers themselves are probably second only to Romeo and Juliet in the fame accrued by tragic lovers. Living in the abbey of the Paraclete in twelfth-century France, the two poured their hearts and minds out to each other in a series of… See more details below

Overview

The letters of Heloise and Abelard remain some of the great romantic and intellectual documents of human civilization while the writers themselves are probably second only to Romeo and Juliet in the fame accrued by tragic lovers. Living in the abbey of the Paraclete in twelfth-century France, the two poured their hearts and minds out to each other in a series of letters. The letters are notable for their intelligence, insight, and philosophy and make clear the reason Heloise and Abelard's story has resounded for centuries. Here, for the first time, is the collected correspondence with accessible commentary from two of our foremost medieval scholars. This book will be a necessity for anyone interested in the medieval period or in these two touchingly unforgettable figures from the distant past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312229351
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/22/2009
Series:
New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Essay
PART I: THE CORRESPONENCE OF HELOISE AND ABELARD
Abelard's Letter of Consolation to a Friend: A Story of Calamities
Heloise to Abelard
Abelard to Heloise
Heloise to Abelard
Abelard to Heloise
Heloise to Abelard
Abealrd to Heloise: The Origin of Nuns
Abelard to Heloise: A Rule for Nuns
Abelard to Heloise : 'On Studies'
Abelard's Last Letter to Heloise: A Profession of Faith
PART II: HELOISE'S QUESTIONS (PROBLEMATA HELOISSAE)
Forty-Two Questions Posed by Heloise and Answered by Abelard
PART III: OTHER RELATED LETTERS
Abelard to Bernard of Clairvaux
Abelard to His Comrades
Bernard of Clairvaux to Cardinal Ivo
Bernard of Clarivaux to Pope Innocent II
Peter the Venerable to Pope Innocent II
Peter the Venerable to Heloise
Heloise to Peter the Venerable
Peter the Venerable to Heloise

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