Heloise And Abelard: A Twelfth Century Love Story pdf epub fb2

Heloise And Abelard: A Twelfth Century Love Story by James Burge pdf epub fb2

Heloise And Abelard: A Twelfth Century Love Story Author: James Burge
Title: Heloise And Abelard: A Twelfth Century Love Story
ISBN: 1861974825
ISBN13: 978-1861974822
Other Formats: docx lrf mbr rtf
Pages: 320 pages
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd (July 1, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1452 kb
Size EPUB version: 1636 kb
Subcategory: Philosophy




Abelard was a brilliant philosopher in Paris. Heloise, his student 15 years his junior, was a poet already famous for her learning, a woman with a uniquely powerful insight into her own feelings. The letters they wrote to each other - some of which have only recently come to light - open a miraculous window onto the story of their affair. We know about their terms of endearment, about the passion of their lovemaking, of stolen moments in churches, of their erotic play. The letters tell the story of the birth of their child, of their secret marriage and the violence and tragedy which followed, culminating in a brutal attack in which Abelard was castrated. In panic and shame the couple separated to continue their lives - and very successful careers - in monasteries. But their love continued through their letters.