The New Middle Ages

Listening To Heloise

The Voice of a Twelfth-Century Woman

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Heloise, the twelfth-century French abbess and reformer, emerges from this book as one of history's most extraordinary women, a thinker-writer of profound insight and skill. Her supple and learned mind attracted the most radical philosopher of her time, Peter Abelard. He became her teacher, lover, husband, and finally monastic ally. That relationship has made her fame until now. But Heloise is far more important in her own right. Seventeen experts of international standing collaborate here to reveal and analyze how Heloise's daring achievements shaped normative issues of theology, rhetoric, rational argument, gender, and emotional authenticity. At last we are able to see her for herself, in her moment of history and human awareness.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Heloise the Abbess: The Expansion of the Paraclete

    McLaughlin, Mary Martin

    Pages 1-17

  • Authenticity Revisited

    Marenbon, John

    Pages 19-33

  • Philosophical Themes in the Epistolae Duorum Amantium: The First Letters of Heloise and Abelard

    Mews, Constant J.

    Pages 35-52

  • The Young Heloise and Latin Rhetoric: Some Preliminary Comments on the “Lost” Love Letters and Their Significance

    Ward, John O. (et al.)

    Pages 53-119

  • Textual Strategies in the Abelard/Heloise Correspondence

    Wilson, Katharina (et al.)

    Pages 121-142

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Listening To Heloise
Book Subtitle
The Voice of a Twelfth-Century Woman
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-61874-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-61874-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-21354-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 394
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