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Author Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142.

Uniform Title Correspondence. Selections. English
Title Letters of Abelard and Heloise : With a particular account of their lives, amours, and misfortunes, extracted chiefly from Monsieur Bayle [Hoopla electronic resource].

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Naxos Audiobooks, 2018.
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Summary The Letters of Abelard and Heloise is one of the most extraordinary correspondences in European history. Written in the 12th century, the letters document the love affair between Peter Abelard, a revolutionary philosopher and biblical scholar, and his beautiful and precocious student, Heloise. Eviscerated by his religious opponents and castrated by Heloise's family, Abelard is haunted by ill fortune, and the star-crossed lovers are forced into separate lives, as monk and nun respectively, with letters being their only form of communication. What unfolds is tragic and heartbreaking, but also fascinating. The letters gave rise to compelling philosophical, theological and sociological discussions, and they provide a window into the medieval mind as the everyday lives of the two lovers are laid bare through their passionate discourse.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142 -- Correspondence.
Abelard, Peter, 1079-1142 -- Poetry.
Héloïse, approximately 1095-1163 or 1164 -- Correspondence.
Héloïse, approximately 1095-1163 or 1164 -- Poetry.
Theologians -- France -- Correspondence.
Abbesses, Christian -- France -- Correspondence.
Latin letters, Medieval and modern -- France -- Translations into English.
Added Author Héloïse, approximately 1095-1163 or 1164. Correspondence. Selections. English.
Hughes, John, 1677-1720.
Bayle, Pierre, 1647-1706.
Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744. Eloisa to Abelard.
Madan, Judith, 1702-1781. Abelard to Eloisa.
Cawthorn, James, 1719-1761. Abelard to Eloisa.
Birch, Samuel, 1757-1841. Abelard to Eloisa.
Edwards, Edward, 1738-1806, illustrator.
Hall, John, 1739-1797, engraver.
Walker, Anthony, 1726-1765, engraver.
Lowndes, Thomas, 1719-1784, bookseller.
Law, B. (Bedwell), -1798, bookseller.
Caslon, Thomas, -1783, bookseller.
Baldwin, R. (Robert), 1737-1810, bookseller.
Bew, John, -1793, bookseller.
Bayle, Pierre, 1647-1706. Dictionnaire historique et critique.
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ISBN 9781781981238 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
178198123X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT12058214
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