Item description for The Letters of Heloise and Abelard: A Translation of their Complete Correspondence (The New Middle Ages) by M. McLaughlin & B. Wheeler...
The letters of Heloise and Abelard remain some of the great romantic and intellectual documents of human civilization while the writers themselves are probably second only to Romeo and Juliet in the fame accrued by tragic lovers. Living in the abbey of the Paraclete in twelfth-century France, the two poured their hearts and minds out to each other in a series of letters. The letters are notable for their intelligence, insight, and philosophy and make clear the reason Heloise and Abelard's story has resounded for centuries. Here, for the first time, is the collected correspondence with accessible commentary from two of our foremost medieval scholars. This book will be a necessity for anyone interested in the medieval period or in these two touchingly unforgettable figures from the distant past.
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Studio: Palgrave Macmillan
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 1.46 lbs.
Release Date Jan 29, 2010
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN 0312229356 ISBN13 9780312229351
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More About M. McLaughlin & B. Wheeler
Bonnie Wheeler teaches at Southern Methodist University, USA where she directs the Medieval Studies Program. She has edited and co-edited fourteen books, among them "Heloise and the Paraclete" (with Mary Martin McLaughlin). She is the series editor for "The New Middle Ages," the executive editor of "Arthuriana" and President of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.