The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Paperback)

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By Peter Abelard, Heloise, Michael Clanchy (Introduction by), Michael Clanchy (Notes by), Betty Radice (Translated by)
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One of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs

Through the letters between Abelard and Heloise, we follow the path of their 12th-century romance, from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard's pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, to their eventual separation.

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About the Author

Peter Abelard was a French philosopher and the greatest logician of the 12th century. He taught in Paris, where Heloise was his pupil. After the tragic end of their marriage, she became a nun and he a monk.

Betty Radice was the editor of the Penguin Classics during the 1960s and 70s and an acclaimed translator from Latin, Greek & Italian.

Michael Clanchy researches at the Institute of Historical Research UCL and the Warburg Institute.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140448993
ISBN-10: 0140448993
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: April 27th, 2004
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Penguin Classics