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Listening to Heloise : the voice of a twelfth-century woman

Author: Bonnie Wheeler
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c 2000.
Series: The new Middle Ages.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Héloïse; Héloïse; Héloïse.; Héloïse
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Wheeler
ISBN: 0312213549 9780312213541
OCLC Number: 41924717
Description: xxii, 394 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Heloise the Abbess: the expansion of the Paraclete / Mary Martin McLaughlin --
Authenticity revisited / John Marenbon --
Philosophical themes in the Epistolae duorum amantium: the first letters of Heloise and Abelard / Constant J. Mews --
The young Heloise and latin rhetoric: some preliminary comments on the "lost" love letters and their significance / John O. Ward and Neville Chiavaroli --
Textual strategies in the Abelard/Heloise correspondence / Katharina Wilson and Glenda McLeod --
Heloise, dialectic, and the Heroides / Phyllis R. Brown and John C. Peiffer II --
Classical myth and gender in the letters of "Abelard" and "Heloise": gloss, glossed, glossator / Jane Chance --
"In any corner of heaven": Heloise's critique of monastic life / Linda Georgianna --
The curse of Eve: female bodies and christian bodies in Heloise's third letter / Peggy McCracken --
Heloise redressed: rhetorical engagement and the Benedictine rite of initiation in Heloise's third letter / Donna Alfano Bussell --
Listening to Heloise at the Paraclete: of scholarly diversion and a woman's "conversion" / Morgan Powell --
No outlet for incontinence: Heloise and the question of consolation / Alcuin Blamires --
Heloise and the consolation of friendship / Brian Patrick McGuire --
Quae maternae immemor naturae: the rhetorical struggle over the meaning of motherhood in the writings of Heloise and Abelard / Juanita Feros Ruys --
Pierre Bayle's reflections on a much discussed woman: the Heloise article in the Dictionnaire historique et critique / Deborah Fraioli.
Series Title: The new Middle Ages.
Responsibility: edited by Bonnie Wheeler.
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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."--Jacket.

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