Listening to Heloise: The Voice of a Twelfth-Century Woman  -     Edited By: Bonnie Wheeler
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Listening to Heloise: The Voice of a Twelfth-Century Woman

Edited By: Bonnie Wheeler
Palgrave MacMillan / 2000 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 416
Vendor: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: 2000
Dimensions: 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.94 (inches)
ISBN: 0312213549
ISBN-13: 9780312213541

Publisher's Description

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 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.

Author Bio

Bonnie Wheeler is Director of the Medieval Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.

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...the contributors to this volume have taken the discussion of the famous correspondence to a new level...
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