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Abelard: A Medieval Life
by M.T. Clanchy
Michael Clanchy introduces the reader to medieval life through the experience of Peter Abelard, the master of the Paris schools whose career included seducing Heloise (his student), being castrated, accused of treason, condemned as a heretic (twice) as well as writing his memoirs - his story of calamities. Because Abelard touched so many aspects of life, this book is struc...more
Paperback, 436 pages
Published May 4th 1999 by Wiley-Blackwell
(first published 1997)
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Michael T. Clanchy is a Professor Emeritus of Medieval History at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London, and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has also taught at the University of Glasgow,More about M.T. Clanchy...