Book List in Order: 5 titles

  • Some have it that romantic love was an invention of the Middle Ages. If so, then the true story of Pierre Abelard and Heloise is one of the templates of this narrative. Both Abelard and Heloise were prominent intellectuals of twelfth century France. ...


  • The "Historia Calamitatum" of Peter Abelard is one of those human documents, out of the very heart of the Middle Ages, that illuminates by the glow of its ardour a shadowy period that has been made even more dusky and incomprehensible by unsympatheti...


  • Love can be surprising. Love can be heartbreaking. Love can be an art. But love is the singular emotion that all humans rely on most . . . and crave endlessly, no matter what the cost. United by this theme of love, the nine titles in the Penguin Grea...


  • Through the letters between Abelard and Heloise, we follow the path of their 12th-century romance, from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard''s pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, t...


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    Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of The love letters of Abelard and Heloise. It was previously published by other bona fide publishers, and is now, after many years, back in print. This is a new and freshly publ...