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Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography (Plus)

Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography (Plus)
Author: James Burge
ISBN 13: 9780060816131
ISBN 10: 60816139
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: HarperOne
Publication Date: 2006-01-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $14.99

New Revelations about One of the Greatest Romances in History

Peter Abelard was arguably the greatest poet, philosopher, and religious teacher in all of twelfth-century Europe. In an age when women were rarely educated, Heloise was his most gifted young student. Their private tutoring sessions inevitably turned to passion, and their moments apart were spent writing love letters. Astoundingly, a few years ago a young scholar identified 113 new love letters between the pair which, combined with the latest scholarship, present us with the richest telling yet of the couple's clandestine passion — a story that is erotic, poignant, and at times even funny.

Atlantic Monthly

“This is a great tale, which Burge tells vividly and economically.”