The story of Abelard and Heloise is one of the greatest love stories of all time. And, what makes it so interesting is the letters that these two lovers wrote to each other. Read more about their lives, works, and love...
by Constant J. Mews, and Neville Chiavaroli (Translator). Palgrave Macmillan. From the publisher: "In this book, Constant Mews examines a collection of Latin love letters preserved in a fifteenth-century manuscript of Clairvaux, edited by Ewald Konsgen in 1974 under the title 'The Letters of Two Lovers.' He argues that it records 113 love letters exchanged by Heloise and Abelard at the time of their love affair."
by Peter Abelard, Heloise, and Betty Radice (Translator). Penguin Classics. From the publisher: "Despite their misfortunes, these staunch Christians, as their letters reveal, found a path through self-pity into acceptance of a changed but lasting relationship. Whilst Heloise attained fame for her learning and administrative genius as an abbess, Abelard became an inspired teacher in Paris and the foremost logician of his day."
by Jeffrey E. Brower (Editor), Kevin Guilfoy (Editor). Cambridge University Press. From the publisher: "Although best known for his views about universals and his dramatic love affair with Heloise, he made a number of important contributions in metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, mind and cognition, philosophical theology, ethics, and literature."
by Marion Meade. Soho Press. From the publisher: "A celebrated philosopher, he was considered a cleric and forbidden to wed. Nevertheless they married clandestinely and Heloise secretly bore him a child. Discovered, they were forcibly separated and Abelard viciously punished by castration. Both then devoted themselves to contemplative lives. He became a monk and established a religious order; she founded a great convent, The Paraclete."
by Luise Rinser, and Jean M. Snook (Translator). University of Nebraska Press. From the publisher: "Abelard's Love is an inspired retelling of the story of Abelard and Heloise - the French medieval theologian and his brilliant student whose love affair led to a scandal that has echoed through the centuries. In the affair's aftermath, Abelard became a monk and Heloise a nun."
by Roberto Pinzani. Kluwer Academic Publishers. From the publisher: "Among the merits of the volume is the fact that it has enlightened the radical interplay between the traditions of Aristotle's and Priscian's commentators and, in this context, Abelard's peculiar role in exploring a new field of linguistic inquiry. An ample analysis of grammatical sources and critical literature allows to evaluate the progress which is at the basis of the forthcoming terministic logic."
by Etienne Gilson. University Of Michigan Press. From the publisher: "Every age retells the story of Heloise, the convent-bred girl, and Abelard, one of the great Catholic scholars of his age. Here, Etienne Gilson interprets the story for our time. He takes the point of view of the lovers themselves, and creates for us two very human people, caught between the demands of the flesh and the soul."
by Peter Abelard, John Marenbon, and Giovanni Orlandi. Oxford University Press. From the publisher: "Written probably c.1130, the work contains the fullest exposition of many aspects of Abelard's ethics, the only statement of his unusual eschatological theory, and some of his most interesting ideas about faith and the relationship between theism and revealed religion."
by Gloria Skurzynski. Sagebrush Education Resources. From the publisher: "Because he is a young mute person who can hear, Aran becomes involved in the adventures of Eloise and Abelard, France's most famous lovers, who lived during the twelfth century."
by Bonnie Wheeler. Palgrave. Heloise, the twelfth-century French abbess and reformer, emerges from this book as one of historys most extraordinary women, a thinker-writer of profound insight and skill. Her learned mind attracted the most radical philosopher of her time, Peter Abelard. He became her teacher, lover, husband, and finally monastic ally."