Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise

Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise

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Heloise was a strong-willed and gifted woman who was fluent in Latin, Greek and Hebrew, and came from a
lower social standing than Abelard. At age 19, and living under her uncle Fulbert's roof, Heloise fell in love with
Abelard, who she was studying under. Not only did they have a clandestine affair of a sexual nature, they had
a child, Astrolabe, out of wedlock. Discovered by the Fulbert (who was a Church official), Abelard was
assaulted by a hired thug and castrated, and Heloise entered a convent. Abelard was exiled to Brittany...
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Chapters
  1. 01
    00 Introduction
    04:18
    00:00
  2. 02
    01 Letter I. - Abelard to Philintus
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  3. 03
    02 Letter II. - Heloise to Abelard
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