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A New Biography

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An edition of Heloise & Abelard (2003)

Heloise & Abelard

A New Biography

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The heart-rending love story of Abelard and Heloise was one of the most talked about relationships in the Middle Ages, and is one of the greatest love stories of all time. Peter Abelard was arguably the greatest poet, philosopher, and religious teacher in all of 12th century Europe in an age when women were rarely educated, Heloise was his most gifted young student. As master of the Cathedral school at Notre Dame in Paris, Abelard was expected to be celibate; his career would be destroyed by marrying. In spite of this, Abelard and Heloise's private tutoring sessions inevitably turned to passionate romance, and their moments apart were spent writing love letters. When Heloise became pregnant, her possessive Guardian and uncle, Fulbert, angrily insisted that they marry. The ceremony was held in secret, but the rumor spread through Paris. Enemies confronted Heloise, who publicly denied the marriage in order to protect Abelard's career. Fearing for her safety, Abelard slipped Heloise out of the city and sent her to a convent. Robbed of his knees and his family's honor, Fulbert took revenge by having Abelard brutally castrated. Abelard retreated to a monastery, and the famous lovers now live separate lives behind cloistered walls, but their love, and their letters, continued. For a long time, the only letters known to have survived dated from the later period of their separation. Then, astoundingly, a few years ago a young scholar identified 113 new letters between the pair. Lost for almost 900 years, these fresh missives provide an intriguing snapshot of the couple's clandestine passion that is erotic, poignant, and at times even funny. - Jacket flap.

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Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography (Plus)
January 24, 2006, HarperOne
Paperback in English
Cover of: Heloise & Abelard
Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography (Plus)
January 24, 2006, HarperOne
in English
Cover of: Heloise & Abelard
Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography
November 30, 2004, HarperSanFrancisco
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Heloise & Abelard
Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography
November 30, 2004, HarperSanFrancisco
in English
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Heloise and Abelard
July 1, 2004, Profile Books Ltd
Paperback - New Ed edition
Cover of: Heloise & Abelard
Heloise & Abelard: a twelfth-century love story
2003, Profile Books
in English
Cover of: Heloise & Abelard
Heloise & Abelard: a new biography
2003, HarperSanFrancisco
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Heloise & Abelard
Heloise & Abelard: a new biography
2003, HarperSanFrancisco
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Heloise & Abelard
Heloise & Abelard: a new biography
2003, HarperSanFrancisco
Hardcover in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: Heloise & Abelard
Heloise & Abelard: a new biography
2003, HarperSanFrancisco
in English - 1st ed.

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First Sentence

"ABELARD AND HELOISE lived 900 years ago."

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Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
336
Dimensions
9.3 x 6 x 1.3 inches
Weight
1.4 pounds

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Open Library
OL9235362M
Internet Archive
heloiseabelardne00burg
ISBN 10
0060736631
ISBN 13
9780060736637
Library Thing
40668
Goodreads
771275

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