Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography by James BurgeHeloise & Abelard: A New Biography by James Burge

Heloise & Abelard: A New Biography

byJames Burge

Paperback | January 24, 2006

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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.

James Burge is a producer and director of documentaries for the BBC and the Discovery Channel. His fascination with the Middle Ages led him to make Strange Landscape, the BBC series about medieval culture, and to create a dramatization of the writings of the eccentric thirteenth-century English friar, Roger Bacon.
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Title:Heloise & Abelard: A New BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.8 inPublished:January 24, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060816139

ISBN - 13:9780060816131

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“The passion, spirit and devotion of this star-crossed couple come through on every page. Highly recommended.”