The Story of My Misfortunes

by Peter Abelard | Philosophy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0486444015 Global Overview for this book
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Product Description
An enthusiastic and daring thinker relates a spellbinding story of his philosophical and spiritual enlightenment — and the tale of his tragic personal life as well. Peter Abélard paints an absorbing portrait of monastic and scholastic life in 12th-century Paris and recounts one of history's most famous love stories, his doomed romance with Heloise.

About the Author
Peter Abelard (Lt: Petrus Abaelardus or Abailard; Fr: Pierre Abélard) (1079 - April 21, 1142) was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. The story of his affair with and love for Héloïse has become legendary. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary describes him as "the keenest thinker and boldest theologian of the 12th Century".


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