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Héloïse approximately 1095-1163 or 1164

Overview
Works: 537 works in 1,482 publications in 8 languages and 35,605 library holdings
Genres: Personal correspondence  Love letters  Poetry  Hymns  Records and correspondence  Autobiographies  Correspondence 
Roles: Author, Attributed name, Creator, Interviewee, Honoree
Classifications: PA8201, 189.4
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Letters of Abelard and Heloise : to which is prefix'd, a particular account of their lives, amours, and misfortunes by Peter Abelard( )

57 editions published between 1713 and 2011 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Abelard and Eloisa : With a particular account of their lives, amours, and misfortunes. By John Hughs, Esq. : To which are added, several poems. By Mr. Pope, and other authors by Peter Abelard( )

22 editions published between 1787 and 1802 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Abelard and Heloise : To which is prefix'd, a particular account of their lives, amours, and misfortunes. Extracted chiefly from Monsieur Bayle. Translated from the French by Peter Abelard( )

22 editions published between 1713 and 1824 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immortal lovers: Heloise and Abelard by Marjorie Muir Worthington( Book )

3 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Abelard & Heloise : with a particular account of their lives and misfortunes ; to which are added, poems by Pope ... etc by Peter Abelard( )

17 editions published between 1714 and 1824 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters and other writings by Peter Abelard( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epistolae duorum amantium. Briefe Abaelards und Heloises? by Peter Abelard( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letter collection of Peter Abelard and Heloise by Peter Abelard( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and Latin and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They have also given rise to huge disagreements over their historical content and significance. The collection opens with an autobiography which contains the story of the calamities that followed Abelard's successes - his castration, his condemnation for heresy, and the unhappiness of the couple's separation. Heloise's letters show an exceptional outpouring of grief and bitter recrimination. Yet the correspondence closes with thoroughly serious, scholarly, and original enquiries into the origins and development of pagan, Jewish, and Christian ideals of religious life both male and female. It constitutes a fundamental source for discussion and debate about important features of thought and religion in the Middle Ages. A new critical edition based on all the manuscripts has long been needed. Its appearance here with a facing English translation, a full introduction, extensive annotation taking into account recent scholarship, and detailed indexes will enable all kinds of readers to enjoy the letters and to join the debates which they always stir
Lettres et épitres amoureuses d'Héloïse et d'Abeilard. Nouvelle édition. Tome premier by Peter Abelard( )

7 editions published in 1793 in French and English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Abelard and Heloise : to which is prefixed a particular account of their lives, amours and misfortunes by Peter Abelard( )

15 editions published between 1731 and 1798 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature
The letters of Abelard and Heloise by Peter Abelard( Book )

7 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters of Abelard and Heloise : To which is prefix'd, a particular account of their lives, amours, and misfortunes ... translated from the French by Peter Abelard( )

6 editions published in 1722 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Abelard and Heloise by Peter Abelard( Book )

3 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love letters of Abelard and Heloise by Peter Abelard( Book )

13 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and Latin and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost one thousand years ago two people fell in love. Peter Abelard was the tutor of nineteen year old Heloise, and nearly twenty years her senior. It was a torrid affair, Heloise fell pregnant, and her guardian, Abbot Fulbert, plotted a hideous revenge. Abelard was seized and castrated. The lovers responded to this catastrophe by retreating into separate religious orders and seeking peace in the service of God. Years later a letter from Abelard to a friend falls by chance into Heloise's possession. She writes to him and there follows a series of letters that, even today, has the power to shock, excite and move the reader to tears. The poignant yearning to see one another once more is in every line of their correspondence. Heloise's timeless declarations of love could have been written only yesterday; her reckless, ruthless honesty, her apotheosis of love over morality - 'If the emperor Augustus saw fit to honor me with marriage ... it would be dearer to me to be called not his empress, but your whore' - cannot fail but impress with its hopeless, defiant fidelity. Absolutely captivating."--Publisher's description
 
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The letters and other writings
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The love letters of Abelard and HeloiseMoved by love : inspired artists and deviant women in eighteenth-century FranceThe letters of Abelard and HeloiseAbelard and HeloiseHeloise & Abelard : a new biographyParadoxes of conscience in the High Middle Ages : Abelard, Heloise, and the archpoetThe lost love letters of Heloise and Abelard : perceptions of dialogue in twelfth-century France
Alternative Names
Claus, Héloïse

Eloisa

Eloisa, approximately 1095-1163 or 1164

Ėloiza, approximately 1095-1163 or 1164

Heloísa, approximately 1095-1163 or 1164

Héloïse

Heloise, 1095?-1163?

Heloise, 1101-1164

אלואיז

エロイイズ

Languages
English (387)

French (20)

Latin (11)

German (4)

Italian (3)

Chinese (1)

Spanish (1)

Russian (1)