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Description - Abelard and Heloise: The Letters and Other Writings by Peter Abelard

The most comprehensive compilation of the works of Abelard and Heloise ever presented in a single volume in English, The Letters and Other Writings features an accurate and stylistically faithful new translation of both The Calamities of Peter Abelard and the remarkable letters it sparked between the ill-fated twelfth-century philosopher and his brilliant former student and loveran exchange whose intellectual passion, formal virtuosity, and psychological drama distinguish it as one of the most extraordinary correspondences in European history. Thanks to this edition, Latin-less readers will be better placed than ever to see why this undisputed milestone in the intellectual life of medieval France is also a masterpiece of Western literature. In addition to the The Calamities and the letters--the first complete English translation of all seven in more than eighty years--this volume includes an Introduction, a map, and a chronology, Abelard's Confession of Faith , letters between Heloise and Peter the Venerable, the Introduction to The Questions of Heloise , and selected songs and poems by Abelard, among them a previously untranslated shaped poem, Open Wide Your Eyes. Extracts of lost letters sometimes ascribed to Abelard and Heloise are given in appendixes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872208766
ISBN-10: 0872208761
Format: Hardback
(215mm x 9mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter Abelard

William Levitan is Associate Professor of Classics, Grand Valley State University and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.

Books By Peter Abelard

Historia Calamitatum by Peter Abelard
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Letters of Abelard and Heloise by Peter Abelard
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Peter Abelard by Peter Abelard
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