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The Letters of Heloise and Abelard: A Translation of Their Collected Correspondence and Related Writings (The New Middle Ages)

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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.
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Hardcover, 386 pages
Published December 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published July 31st 2002)
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The best thing about this book is that it contains a good timeline in the front, and a copy of "Problemata Heloisa." Levitan's collection and translations overall is superior.
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(b. 1101, d. 16 May 1164)

Mistress of, and later (secret) wife of French logician and philosopher Pierre Abelard. A lady of great learning who eventually married Abelard. Abelard then prevailed upon her to wear a postulant's habit. She rose to become prioress and eventually abbess of the Convent of the Paraclete which Abelard had founded.
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