The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-century France by Constant J. Mews

The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-century France by Constant J. Mews

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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.

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The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard looks at the earlier correspondence between these two famous individuals, revealing the emotions and intimate exchanges that occurred between them. Offering a full translation of the love letters along with a copy of the actual Latin text, Mews provides an in-depth analysis of the debate concerning the authenticity of the letters and look at the way in which the relationship between Heloise and Abelard has been perceived over the centuries. He also explores the political, literary, and religious contexts in which the two figures conducted their affair and offers new insights into Heloise as an astonishingly gifted writer.

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SKU GOR005643161
Title The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-century France
Author By (author) Constant J. Mews
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 432
ISBN 10 0230608132
ISBN 13 9780230608139
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard looks at the earlier correspondence between these two famous individuals, revealing the emotions and intimate exchanges that occurred between them. Offering a full translation of the love letters along with a copy of the actual Latin text, Mews provides an in-depth analysis of the debate concerning the authenticity of the letters and look at the way in which the relationship between Heloise and Abelard has been perceived over the centuries. He also explores the political, literary, and religious contexts in which the two figures conducted their affair and offers new insights into Heloise as an astonishingly gifted writer.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR005643161
Title The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-century France
Author By (author) Constant J. Mews
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 432
ISBN 10 0230608132
ISBN 13 9780230608139
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.