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Abelard letters By Abelard & Heloise
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The tragic, unconcealing and poetic letters between the mediaeval scholars Peter Abelard and his prize student Heloise after his violent castration by her uncle forced him out of the priesthood and... More > her into a nunnery where both struggled to overcome their earthly love for the love of heaven - with what success is revealed in this remarkable series of love letters This edition also contains an introduction on their lives and story and an appendix on the significant names in that story.< Less
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ABÉLARD AND HÉLOÏSE Love-Letters In the Paris cemetery of Père-Lachaise, on summer Sundays, flowers and wreaths are still laid on the tomb of a woman who died nearly 750... More > years ago. It is the grave of Heloise and of her lover Abelard, the hero and heroine of one of the world's greatest love stories. Born in 1079, Abelard, after a scholastic activity of twenty-five years, reached the highest academic dignity in Christendom--the Chair of the Episcopal School in Paris. When he was 38 he first saw Heloise, then a beautiful girl of 17, living with her uncle, Canon Fulbert. Abelard became her tutor, and fell madly in love with her. The passion was as madly returned. The pair fled to Brittany, where a child was born. There was a secret marriage, but because she imagined it would hinder Abelard's advancement, Heloise denied the marriage. Fulbert was furious. With hired assistance, he invaded Abelard's rooms and brutally mutilated him. Abelard, distressed by this degradation, turned monk.< Less
Historia Calamitatum: The Story of My Misfortunes By Peter Abélard
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Historia Calamitatum (A history of my calamities), also known as Abaelardi ad Amicum Suum Consolatoria, is an autobiographical work in Latin by Peter Abelard, one of medieval France's most important... More > intellectuals and a pioneer of scholastic philosophy. It is clearly influenced by Augustine of Hippo's Confessions. The Historia Calimatatum provides readers with knowledge of his views of women, learning, monastic, life, Church and State combined, and the social milieu of the time. Within this important piece of literature, not only is one side of one of history's best-known love stories told, but integral parts of the history of the Middle Ages are revealed. It should be particularly noted that this book was written at a time when Western Europe had no intellectual endeavors but was just surfacing into the world of philosophy. The Historia is exceptionally readable, and presents a remarkably honest self-portrait of a man who could be arrogant and often felt persecuted.< Less
The history of my misfortune Historia calamitatum By Peter Abelard
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The revealing autobiography of a famed mediaeval philosopher and theologian, worshipped by his students, adored by his teenage pupil Heloise, but feared - and, shockingly, violently emasculated -... More > by his rivals and opponents. Heartbreaking, unflinching and inspiring, it unveils one of-the great love stories of the world. CALLENDER CLASSICAL AND MEDIAEVAL TEXTS / CALLENDER LOVE< Less
My Paperback Book By Adrien Abelard
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A young man by the name of Mathew Calvins engages on a baptism-through-fire as he spends his life coping in unique ways with the murder of his mother and the abandonment of his father.
Abelard and Heloise. Between the lines By Dario Lisiero
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The tormenting love story of Abelard and Heloise that took place in France during the High Middle Ages still arouses and provokes strong feelings and contrasting reactions, causing an array of... More > emotions, from deep compassion to manifest outrage and from human understanding to outright condemnation. Nobody will ever remain indifferent and untouched by reading those poignant letters full of vibrant humanity, crisscrossed with indomitable and ever-reemerging passion. The strong spirits of Abelard and Heloise proclaim loud and clear to the four corners of the earth an imperishable love that does not accept human constraints and can barely tolerate Divine dictates. It is a strange love that in order to survive takes up religious vows and hides beneath the habits of a monk and of a nun, and behind the walls of a monastery and a convent.< Less
The love letters of Abelard and Heloise By Heloise
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Peter Abelard (/ˈæb.ə.lɑːrd/; Latin:... More > Petrus Abaelardus or Abailardus; French: Pierre Abélard, pronounced: [ːʁ]; 1079 – 21 April 1142) was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. His affair with and love for Héloïse d'Argenteuil has become legendary. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary describes him as "the keenest thinker and boldest theologian of the 12th Century".Abelard, originally called "Pierre le Pallet", was born c. 1079 in Le Pallet, about 10 miles (16 km) east of Nantes, in Brittany, the eldest son of a minor noble Breton family. As a boy, he learned quickly. Excerpt from:< Less
The Letters of Abelard and Heloise Study Guide By
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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Letters of Abelard and Heloise by Peter Abelard. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter... More > Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Letters of Abelard and Heloise.< Less
YES AND NO: Peter Abelard's SIC ET NON By Priscilla Throop
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Peter Abelard's SIC ET NON lay in obscurity until the 19th century, when Victor Cousin discovered a full manuscript and a fragment. Since then, another full MS and eight fragments have come to light.... More > Abelard's SIC ET NON presents 158 theological questions, followed by citations from various Church fathers, councils, and creeds. These conflict in their discussion of the matter at hand, some SIC (YES) others NON (NO). Abelard includes the "Gelasian Decretals", showing that all of his citations are from approved works. Abelard was condemned as a heretic and sentenced to perpetual silence (1141), and his writings were included on the list of prohibited works (1563). SIC ET NON is a gem of theological education.< Less
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The tragic exchange of letters between the lovers Abelard and Heioise, great mediaeval scholars, after they were separated by his violent mutilation They were still longing for each other,... More > struggling amidst their duties to God. Their amazingly revealing letters made moving reading even by the open standards of today. One of the great Iove stories of the world,the great tragedies CALLENDER LOVE / CALLENDER MEDIAEVAL TEXTS< Less

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