• Literary Collections

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise


Author: Peter Abelard
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141915951
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 384
View: 859
The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. Through their letters, we follow the path of their romance from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard's pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, to their eventual separation.

    • Fiction

Letters of Abelard and Heloise


Author: Peter Abelard,Héloïse
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040852738
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 9672

    • Literary Collections

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise


Author: Peter Abelard,Betty Radice,Michael Clanchy
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0140448993
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 296
View: 7749
The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world's most celebrated and tragic love affairs. Through their letters, we follow the path of their romance from its reckless and ecstatic beginnings when Heloise became Abelard's pupil, through the suffering of public scandal and enforced secret marriage, to their eventual separation.

    • Fiction

The Book of Margery Kempe


Author: N.A
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191510157
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 3211
'Alas that I ever did sin! It is so merry in Heaven!' The Book of Margery Kempe (c. 1436-8) is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. Known as the earliest autobiography written in the English language, Kempe's Book describes the dramatic transformation of its heroine from failed businesswoman and lustful young wife to devout and chaste pilgrim. She vividly describes her prayers and visions, as well as the temptations in daily life to which she succumbed before dedicating herself to her spiritual calling. She travelled to the most holy sites of the medieval world, including Rome and Jerusalem. In her life and her boisterous devotion, Kempe antagonized many of those around her; yet she also garnered friends and supporters who helped to record her experiences. Her Book opens a window on to the medieval world, and provides a fascinating portrait of one woman's life, aspirations, and prayers. This new translation preserves the forceful narrative voice of Kempe's Book and includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

    • PHILOSOPHY

The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard

Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-Century France
Author: Constant Mew
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137059214
Category: PHILOSOPHY
Page: 421
View: 969
This new edition offers fascinating insights into one of the most celebrated love affairs of the Middle Ages. A new chapter charts the debate about the letters and offers fresh evidence to attribute them to Abelard and Heloise. The complete Latin text is reproduced with an annotated translation by Chiavaroli and Mews.

    • Philosophy

Abelard and Heloise


Author: C. J. Mews
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195156889
Category: Philosophy
Page: 308
View: 5934
A brief, accessible introduction to the lives and thought of two of the most controversial personalities of the Middle Ages. Abelard and Heloise are familiar names. It is their "star quality," argues Constant Mews, that has prevented them from being seen clearly in the context of 12th-century thought - that task he has set himself in this book. He contends that the dramatic intensity of these famous lives needs to be examined in the broader context of their shared commitment to the study of philosophy.

    • Literary Criticism

Peter Abelard


Author: Helen Waddell
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446547213
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 284
View: 1436
Peter Abelard is Waddell's evocation of medieval Paris, and gripping account of this tragic love story, set amidst theological disputations. This historical novel was first published in 1933. It was critically well received then and became an instant bestseller. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

    • History

Abelard

A Medieval Life
Author: M. T. Clanchy
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631214441
Category: History
Page: 436
View: 410
Michael Clanchy introduces the reader to medieval life through the experience of Peter Abelard, the master of the Paris schools.

The Letters and Other Writings


Author: Peter Abelard,Heloise,William Levitan
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843232
Category:
Page: 400
View: 2971
A new translation of the complete correspondence of Abelard and Heloise, this volume also includes a new translation of The Calamities of Abelard, of the letters of Heloise and Peter the Venerable, and of selected songs, hymns, and laments of Abelard. Among the verse selections are translations by Stanley Lombardo and a translation by Barbara Thorburn of a recently discovered 'shaped' poem. A chronology, map, and index are also included.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Heloise & Abelard

A New Biography
Author: James Burge
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060816139
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 615
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.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Monodies and On the Relics of Saints

The Autobiography and a Manifesto of a French Monk from theTime of the Crusades
Author: Guibert of Nogent
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101552700
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
View: 4215
The first Western autobiography since Augustine's Confessions, the Monodies is set against the backdrop of the First Crusade and offers stunning insights into medieval society. As Guibert of Nogent intimately recounts his early years, monastic life, and the bloody uprising at Laon in 1112, we witness a world-and a mind-populated by royals, heretics, nuns, witches, and devils, and come to understand just how fervently he was preoccupied with sin, sexuality, the afterlife, and the dark arts. Exotic, disquieting, and illuminating, the Monodies is a work in which the dreams, fears, and superstitions of one man illuminate the psychology of an entire people. It is joined in this volume by On the Relics of Saints, a theological manifesto that has never appeared in English until now. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Fiction

Stealing Heaven

The Love Story of Heloise and Abelard
Author: Marion Meade
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 149760222X
Category: Fiction
Page: 450
View: 2509
In twelfth century France, two of Europe’s greatest minds met and fell in love. It was a love forbidden by the world around them and eventually they were torn apart from each other. But the spark of it remained smoldering inside the lovers until their death and beyond. Heloise and her tutor, Peter Abelard, share a devotion passionate in its depth and beautiful in its thoughtfulness. They marry, and Heloise bears a son whom she names Astrolabe. However, all of this must be done in secret, for Abelard is forbidden to wed by the church, which considers him a cleric. When the truth of their relationship is exposed, they are separated and punished both in body and soul. Marion Meade weaves history and fiction together in Stealing Heaven, an epic story of one of history’s most tragic love affairs. With facts pulled from Heloise’s actual love letters, Meade creates a poetic and sensual tapestry of France in the twelfth century. Heloise and Abelard lived beyond their punishment in quiet contemplation of life and God—Abelard as a monk and Heloise as a nun and the founder of a convent. Her story is one of a brilliant woman, trapped within the confines of her society. But it is also the story of an inspiring love that has lived on throughout history.


    • Social Science

On Being Different

What It Means to Be a Homosexual
Author: Merle Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101603569
Category: Social Science
Page: 96
View: 995
The groundbreaking work on being homosexual in America—available again only from Penguin Classics and with a new foreword by Dan Savage Originally published in 1971, Merle Miller’s On Being Different is a pioneering and thought-provoking book about being homosexual in the United States. Just two years after the Stonewall riots, Miller wrote a poignant essay for the New York Times Magazine entitled “What It Means To Be a Homosexual” in response to a homophobic article published in Harper’s Magazine. Described as “the most widely read and discussed essay of the decade,” it carried the seed that would blossom into On Being Different—one of the earliest memoirs to affirm the importance of coming out. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Heloise and Abelard


Author: George Moore
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 9781498096133
Category:
Page: 482
View: 561
This Is A New Release Of The Original 1920 Edition.

    • Chicago (Ill.)

The Pit

A Story of Chicago
Author: Frank Norris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Chicago (Ill.)
Page: 421
View: 1862
The fictitious narrative of a 'deal' in the Chicago wheat pit.

Historia Calamitatum - The Story Of My Misfortunes (Annotated Edition)


Author: Peter Abelard
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849623688
Category:
Page: 63
View: 4778
Historia Calamitatum (A history of my calamities), also known as Abaelardi ad Amicum Suum Consolatoria, is an autobiographical work in Latin by Peter Abelard, one of medieval France's most important intellectuals and a pioneer of scholastic philosophy. It is one of the first autobiographical works in medieval Western Europe, written in the form of a letter. It is clearly influenced by Augustine of Hippo's Confessions. This extensive letter provides an honest self-analysis of Peter Abelard, who at that time was a pioneer of philosophy and university alike. The Historia Calimatatum provides readers with knowledge of his views of women, learning, monastic, life, Church and State combined, and the social milieu of the time. Within this important piece of literature, not only is one side of one of history's best-known love stories told, but integral parts of the history of the Middle Ages are revealed. It should be particularly noted that this book was written at a time when Western Europe had no intellectual endeavors but was just surfacing into the world of philosophy. The Historia is exceptionally readable, and presents a remarkably honest self-portrait of a man who could be arrogant and often felt persecuted. It provides a clear and fascinating picture of intellectual life in Paris before the formalization of the University, of the intellectual excitement of the period, of monastic life, and of his affair with Heloise, one of history's most famous love stories. Throughout this letter, it is greatly expressed how persecuted Abelard feels by his peers. He quotes saints, apostles, and at one point, compares his struggles in likeness to those of Christ. (from wikipedia.com)

    • Religion

The Obedience of a Christian Man


Author: William Tyndale
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960566
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 6557
One of the key foundation books of the English Reformation, The Obedience of a Christian Man (1528) makes a radical challenge to the established order of the all-powerful Church of its time. Himself a priest, Tyndale boldly claims that there is just one social structure created by God to which all must be obedient, without the intervention of the rule of the Pope. He argues that Christians cannot be saved simply by performing ceremonies or by hearing the Scriptures in Latin, which most could not understand, and that all should have access to the Bible in their own language - an idea that was then both bold and dangerous. Powerful in thought and theological learning, this is a landmark in religious and political thinking.

    • Philosophy

The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose


Author: Oscar Wilde
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141958901
Category: Philosophy
Page: 416
View: 2201
Selection includes The Portrait of Mr W.H., Wilde's defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from 'Intentions' (1891): 'The Decay of Lying, 'Pen, Pencil, Poison', and 'The Critic as Artist'. Wilde is familiar to us as the ironic critic behind the social comedies, as the creator of the beautiful and doomed Dorian Gray, as the flamboyant aesthete and the demonised homosexual. This volume presents us with a different Wilde. Wilde emerges here as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent and original thinker about society and art.

    • Literary Collections

A Life in Letters


Author: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110149395X
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 448
View: 8458
The letters of one of the world’s greatest composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—seen variously as a child prodigy, musical genius, tragic Romantic artist, and cultural icon—is among the most written-about of all composers. This fascinating set of his letters offers a new understanding of his life story—his marriage, compositions, performances, occasional money worries, opinions of fellow musicians, and complex relationship with his father—and a revealing portrait of both the man and the musician.