2015-01-19: Abelard and Heloise

Abelard and Heloise (2005)

by Constant J. Mews (1954-)

This is a fairly technical volume in the Oxford University Press series on Great Medieval Thinkers. It is not for casual consumption; I didn’t read all of it.

I came across a reference to this book while transcribing my report on The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard. It addresses the contribution and context of everything known from both Abelard and Heloise, and expands quite a bit on the likelihood that the Lost Love Letters are actually from them. Given that interest, it shouldn’t be surprising that I concentrated only on those┬áparts of the book that relate to their relationship. I found it interesting, but I can’t really recommend it to a casual reader.


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