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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

  • By Betty Radice, Heloise, Peter Abelard
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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.The landmark translation and introduction have bee thoughtfully revised and updatedIncludes a recent essay on recent scholarship and bibliographical discoveries, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes, maps, and index

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780140448993
    • Manufacturer: Penguin Group
    • Language of Text: English
    • Author: Betty Radice
    • Author: Heloise
    • Author: Peter Abelard
    • ISBN 13: 9780140448993
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2004
    • Page Count: 384
    • Format: Paperback
    • Width: 5.12 inches
    • Height: 0.89 inches
    • Length: 7.90 inches
    • Weight: 0.65 pounds
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