The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Author: Peter Abelard

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915951

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

View: 5289

The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. Through their letters, we follow the path of their 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.

Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Author: Peter Abelard,Héloïse

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040852738

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Author: Peter Abelard,Betty Radice,Michael Clanchy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140448993

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 296

View: 8836

The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. Through their letters, we follow the path of their 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.

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: N.A

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510157

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7213

'Alas that I ever did sin! It is so merry in Heaven!' The Book of Margery Kempe (c. 1436-8) is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. Known as the earliest autobiography written in the English language, Kempe's Book describes the dramatic transformation of its heroine from failed businesswoman and lustful young wife to devout and chaste pilgrim. She vividly describes her prayers and visions, as well as the temptations in daily life to which she succumbed before dedicating herself to her spiritual calling. She travelled to the most holy sites of the medieval world, including Rome and Jerusalem. In her life and her boisterous devotion, Kempe antagonized many of those around her; yet she also garnered friends and supporters who helped to record her experiences. Her Book opens a window on to the medieval world, and provides a fascinating portrait of one woman's life, aspirations, and prayers. This new translation preserves the forceful narrative voice of Kempe's Book and includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard

Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-Century France

Author: Constant Mew

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137059214

Category: PHILOSOPHY

Page: 421

View: 2971

This new edition offers fascinating insights into one of the most celebrated love affairs of the Middle Ages. A new chapter charts the debate about the letters and offers fresh evidence to attribute them to Abelard and Heloise. The complete Latin text is reproduced with an annotated translation by Chiavaroli and Mews.

Abelard and Heloise

Author: C. J. Mews

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195156889

Category: Philosophy

Page: 308

View: 6560

A brief, accessible introduction to the lives and thought of two of the most controversial personalities of the Middle Ages. Abelard and Heloise are familiar names. It is their "star quality," argues Constant Mews, that has prevented them from being seen clearly in the context of 12th-century thought - that task he has set himself in this book. He contends that the dramatic intensity of these famous lives needs to be examined in the broader context of their shared commitment to the study of philosophy.

Abelard

A Medieval Life

Author: M. T. Clanchy

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631214441

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 1448

Michael Clanchy introduces the reader to medieval life through the experience of Peter Abelard, the master of the Paris schools.

The Letters and Other Writings

Author: Peter Abelard,Heloise,William Levitan

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603843232

Category:

Page: 400

View: 7135

A new translation of the complete correspondence of Abelard and Heloise, this volume also includes a new translation of The Calamities of Abelard, of the letters of Heloise and Peter the Venerable, and of selected songs, hymns, and laments of Abelard. Among the verse selections are translations by Stanley Lombardo and a translation by Barbara Thorburn of a recently discovered 'shaped' poem. A chronology, map, and index are also included.

Monodies and On the Relics of Saints

The Autobiography and a Manifesto of a French Monk from theTime of the Crusades

Author: Guibert of Nogent

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101552700

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2347

The first Western autobiography since Augustine's Confessions, the Monodies is set against the backdrop of the First Crusade and offers stunning insights into medieval society. As Guibert of Nogent intimately recounts his early years, monastic life, and the bloody uprising at Laon in 1112, we witness a world-and a mind-populated by royals, heretics, nuns, witches, and devils, and come to understand just how fervently he was preoccupied with sin, sexuality, the afterlife, and the dark arts. Exotic, disquieting, and illuminating, the Monodies is a work in which the dreams, fears, and superstitions of one man illuminate the psychology of an entire people. It is joined in this volume by On the Relics of Saints, a theological manifesto that has never appeared in English until now. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Heloise & Abelard

A New Biography

Author: James Burge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060816139

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 535

New Revelations about One of the Greatest Romances in History Peter Abelard was arguably the greatest poet, philosopher, and religious teacher in all of twelfth-century Europe. In an age when women were rarely educated, Heloise was his most gifted young student. Their private tutoring sessions inevitably turned to passion, and their moments apart were spent writing love letters. Astoundingly, a few years ago a young scholar identified 113 new love letters between the pair which, combined with the latest scholarship, present us with the richest telling yet of the couple's clandestine passion -- a story that is erotic, poignant, and at times even funny.

The Alexiad

Author: Anna Comnena

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442936355

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3029

"The Alexiad" is a spectacular narrative that illustrates the mega events during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Alexius I. Here, Comnena describes the political and military history of her country. She starts with the account of the rebellion through which her father ascended the throne. it also gives point of view of the royal family regarding the Byzantine war And The first crusades. Must Read!

Stealing Heaven

The Love Story of Heloise and Abelard

Author: Marion Meade

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 149760222X

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 5635

In twelfth century France, two of Europe’s greatest minds met and fell in love. It was a love forbidden by the world around them and eventually they were torn apart from each other. But the spark of it remained smoldering inside the lovers until their death and beyond. Heloise and her tutor, Peter Abelard, share a devotion passionate in its depth and beautiful in its thoughtfulness. They marry, and Heloise bears a son whom she names Astrolabe. However, all of this must be done in secret, for Abelard is forbidden to wed by the church, which considers him a cleric. When the truth of their relationship is exposed, they are separated and punished both in body and soul. Marion Meade weaves history and fiction together in Stealing Heaven, an epic story of one of history’s most tragic love affairs. With facts pulled from Heloise’s actual love letters, Meade creates a poetic and sensual tapestry of France in the twelfth century. Heloise and Abelard lived beyond their punishment in quiet contemplation of life and God—Abelard as a monk and Heloise as a nun and the founder of a convent. Her story is one of a brilliant woman, trapped within the confines of her society. But it is also the story of an inspiring love that has lived on throughout history.

On Being Different

What It Means to Be a Homosexual

Author: Merle Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101603569

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

View: 8239

The groundbreaking work on being homosexual in America—available again only from Penguin Classics and with a new foreword by Dan Savage Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller’s On Being Different is a pioneering and thought-provoking book about being homosexual in the United States. Just two years after the Stonewall riots, Miller wrote a poignant essay for the New York Times Magazine entitled “What It Means To Be a Homosexual” in response to a homophobic article published in Harper’s Magazine. Described as “the most widely read and discussed essay of the decade,” it carried the seed that would blossom into On Being Different—one of the earliest memoirs to affirm the importance of coming out. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Historia Calamitatum - The Story Of My Misfortunes (Annotated Edition)

Author: Peter Abelard

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849623688

Category:

Page: 63

View: 1408

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 intellectuals and a pioneer of scholastic philosophy. It is one of the first autobiographical works in medieval Western Europe, written in the form of a letter. It is clearly influenced by Augustine of Hippo's Confessions. This extensive letter provides an honest self-analysis of Peter Abelard, who at that time was a pioneer of philosophy and university alike. 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. It provides a clear and fascinating picture of intellectual life in Paris before the formalization of the University, of the intellectual excitement of the period, of monastic life, and of his affair with Heloise, one of history's most famous love stories. Throughout this letter, it is greatly expressed how persecuted Abelard feels by his peers. He quotes saints, apostles, and at one point, compares his struggles in likeness to those of Christ. (from wikipedia.com)

The Pit

A Story of Chicago

Author: Frank Norris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Chicago (Ill.)

Page: 421

View: 2194

The fictitious narrative of a 'deal' in the Chicago wheat pit.

The lais of Marie de France

Author: Glyn Sheridan Burgess,Marie (de France),Keith Busby

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 140

View: 799

This collection of love stories involving princes and princesses was written in the twelfth century by an unknown Frenchwoman.

Heloise and Abelard

Author: George Moore

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781498096133

Category:

Page: 482

View: 2311

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1920 Edition.

The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141958901

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

View: 5399

Selection includes The Portrait of Mr W.H., Wilde's defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from 'Intentions' (1891): 'The Decay of Lying, 'Pen, Pencil, Poison', and 'The Critic as Artist'. Wilde is familiar to us as the ironic critic behind the social comedies, as the creator of the beautiful and doomed Dorian Gray, as the flamboyant aesthete and the demonised homosexual. This volume presents us with a different Wilde. Wilde emerges here as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent and original thinker about society and art.

The Obedience of a Christian Man

Author: William Tyndale

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141960566

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 8044

One of the key foundation books of the English Reformation, The Obedience of a Christian Man (1528) makes a radical challenge to the established order of the all-powerful Church of its time. Himself a priest, Tyndale boldly claims that there is just one social structure created by God to which all must be obedient, without the intervention of the rule of the Pope. He argues that Christians cannot be saved simply by performing ceremonies or by hearing the Scriptures in Latin, which most could not understand, and that all should have access to the Bible in their own language - an idea that was then both bold and dangerous. Powerful in thought and theological learning, this is a landmark in religious and political thinking.