Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 October 2013

792 Pages | 1 illus.

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198222484

Bookseller Code (06)

The Letter Collection of Peter Abelard and Heloise

Edited by David Luscombe
Translated by The Late Betty Radice

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
  • Includes invaluable documentation concerning female monasticism in the Middle Ages