These essays provide original reflections and new evidence for the lives and work of an outstanding medieval couple, Peter Abelard and Heloise. The main themes of the author's studies are the careers and the thought of Peter Abelard, his philosophy, theology and monastic teaching, his relationship in marriage and in religious life with Heloise and their correspondence. The essays, now brought together in a single volume, show how much is still to be learned from the presentation of new evidence and the opening of new enquiries about the lives and calamities of Peter Abelard and Heloise.
1‘From Paris to the Paraclete: The Correspondence of Abelard and
Heloise'. Raleigh Lecture on History. Proceedings of the British
Academy, 74 (1988; date of publication 1989), pp.247-283. © The British
Academy. Reprinted by permission.
Peter Abelard: Philosopher
2‘Peter Abelard’ , A History of Twelfth-Century Western
Philosophy, ed. P. Dronke (Cambridge University Press, 1988),
pp.279-307. Paperback edition 1992. © Cambridge University Press.
Reprinted by permission.
3‘Nature in the Thought of Peter Abelard’, La Filosofia della Natura nel Medioevo. Atti del Terzo Congresso Internazionale di Filosofia Medioevale (Milan, Società Editrice Vita e Pensiero, 1966), pp.314-319. Reprinted by permission.
4 ‘Peter Abelard and the Arts of Language’, Media Latinitas. A collection of essays to mark the occasion of the retirement of L. J. Engels, ed. by R. I. A. Nip and others. Instrumenta Patristica 28 (Steenbrugge, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, Belgium, 1996), pp.101-116. Reprinted by permission.
5 ‘Scientia and disciplina in the correspondence of Peter Abelard and Heloise’, ‘Scientia’ und ‘disciplina’. Wissenstheorie und Wissenschaftpraxis im 12. und 13. Jahrhundert, ed. R. Berndt, M. Lutz-Bachmann and R. M. W. Stammberger. Erudiri Sapientia 3 (Berlin, Walter de Gruyter, 2002), pp. 79-89. Reprinted by permission.
6 ‘The Sense of Innovation in the Writings of Peter Abelard’, Tradition,
Innovation, Invention. Fortschrittsverweigerung und
Fortschrittsbewusstein im Mittelalter, ed. Hans-Joachim Schmidt.
Scrinium Friburgense. Veröffentlichungen des Mediaevistischen
Instituts der Universität Freiburg Schweiz 18 (Berlin, Walter de
Gruyter, 2005), pp. 181-194. Reprinted by permission.
7 ‘Peter Abelard and the Poets’, Poetry and Philosophy in the Middle
Ages. A Festschrift for Peter Dronke, ed. John Marenbon.
Mittellateinische Studien und Texte, ed. P. G. Schmidt, 29 (Leiden, Brill,
2001), pp. 155-171. Reprinted by permission.
Peter Abelard: Theologian
8 ‘The School of Peter Abelard Revisited’, Vivarium XXX, I (Leiden,
Brill, May 1992), pp.127-138. Reprinted by permission.
9 ‘The Bible in the Work of Peter Abelard and his "School"’, Neue Richtungen in der hoch - und spätmittelalterlichen Bibelexegese, ed. Robert E. Lerner. Schriften des Historischen Kollegs, Kolloquien 32 (Munich, Walter de Gruyter, 1996), pp.79-93. Reprinted by permission.
10 ‘Peter Abelard and the Creation of the World’, Hombre y Naturaleza en el Pensiamento Medieval. Congreso Internacional de Filosofia Medieval – 70 LatinoAmericano. San Antonio de Padua, Buenos Aires 12-15 de octubre de 1999. Nuevo Mundo 1 (2000), pp. 81-93. Reprinted by permission.
11 ‘Peter Abelard's Carnal Thoughts’, Medieval Theology and the Natural
Body, ed. Peter Biller and A. J. Minnis, York Studies in Medieval
Theology (University of York, York Medieval Press 1997), pp. 31-41.
Reprinted by permission of Boydell & Brewer Ltd.
12 ‘St. Anselm and Abelard: A Restatement’, Saint Anselm - A Thinker for
Yesterday and Today. Anselm’s Thought Viewed by Our
Contemporaries. Proceedings of the International Anselm
Conference, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Paris, ed.
C. Viola and F. Van Fleteren. Texts and Studies in Religion 90
(Lewiston, The Edwin Mellen Press, 2002), pp. 445-460. Reprinted
13 (With Charles Burnett), ‘A New Student for Peter Abelard. The
Marginalia in British Library Ms Cotton Faustina A. X’, Itinéraires
de la raison. Études de philosophie médiévale offertes à Maria
Candida Pacheco, ed. J. F. Meirinhos. Fédération Internationale
des Instituts d’Études Médiévales. Textes et Études du Moyen Âge 32
(Louvain-la-Neuve, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, Belgium, 2005),
pp. 163-186. Reprinted by permission of C. Burnett and Brepols
14 ‘Berengar, Defender of Peter Abelard’, Recherches de théologie
ancienne et médiévale 33 (Abbaye du Mont César, Louvain,1966), pp.
319-337. Reprinted by permission of Peeters Publishers, Leuven, Belgium.
Peter Abelard and Heloise
15 ‘The Letters of Heloise and Abelard since Cluny, 1972’, Petrus
Abaelardus (1079-1142). Person, Werk und Wirkung, ed. R.
Thomas in association with J. Jolivet, D. E. Luscombe and L. M.
De Rijk. Trierer Theologische Studien 38 (Trier, Paulinus Verlag,
1980), pp.19-29. Reprinted by permission.
16 Peter Abelard and the Abbey of the Paraclete.
(For an earlier French version of this essay see ‘Pierre Abélard et l’abbaye du Paraclet’, Pierre Abélard. Colloque international de Nantes, ed. J. Jolivet and H. Habrias. Collection "Histoire" (Rennes, 2003), pp. 215-229).
17 ‘Excerpts from the Letter Collection of Heloise and Abelard in
Notre Dame (Indiana) MS 30’, Pascua Mediaevalia. Studies
voor Prof. Dr. J. M. De Smet. Mediaevalia Lovaniensia, Series
1/Studies X (Universitaire Pers Leuven, 1983), pp.529-544.
Reprinted by permission.
Peter Abelard: Monk
18 Peter Abelard and Monasticism.
(For an earlier French version of this essay see ‘Pierre Abélard et le
monachisme’, Pierre Abélard - Pierre le Vénérable. Centre national
de la recherche scientifique (1975), pp. 271-278).
19 ‘Monasticism in the Lives and Writings of Heloise and Abelard’,
Monastic Studies. The Continuity of Tradition II, ed. J. Loades.
Headstart History (Bangor, 1991), pp.1-11. Reprinted by permission.
20 Supplementary Notes
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