Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 August 2013

800 Pages | 1 black and white image


ISBN: 9780198222484

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The Letter Collection of Peter Abelard and Heloise

Edited by David Luscombe
Translated by the Late Betty Radice and revised by David Luscombe

Oxford Medieval Texts

  • A much needed new, critical edition of one of the most celebrated love affairs in western history
  • A central point of reference and enquiry into the European Renaissance of the Twelfth Century
  • Exposes keen rivalries among leading scholars and churchmen in twelfth-century France
  • Richly informative about lively debates between scholars in the twelfth century
  • Aids understanding of medieval love and marriage
  • Reveals the enormous grief of an unwilling but very wise abbess; provides keen insights into medieval literary artistry
  • Includeds invaluable documentation concerning female monasticism in the Middle Ages