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Peter Abelard

Philosopher, Religion (1079 — 21-Apr-1142)


Jeffrey E. Brower; Kevin Guilfoy (editors). The Cambridge Companion to Abelard. Cambridge University Press. 2004. 362pp.

James Burge. Heloise and Abelard: A New Biography of History's Great Lovers. Harper San Francisco. 2003. 319pp.

Michael T. Clanchy. Abelard: A Medieval Life. Blackwell Publishing. 1997. 416pp.

Gabriel Compayré. Abelard and the Origin and Early History of Universities. Greenwood Press. 1969. 315pp.

Etienne Gilson. Heloise and Abelard. Regnery. 1951. 194pp.

Leif Grane. Peter Abelard; Philosophy and Christianity in the Middle Ages. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 1970. 190pp.

Roger Bradshaigh Lloyd. The Stricken Lute: An Account of the Life of Peter Abelard. L. Dickson. 1932. 221pp.

David Edward Luscombe. The School of Peter Abelard: The Influence of Abelard's Thought in the Early Scholastic Period. University Press. 1970. 360pp.

Marion Meade. Stealing Heaven: The Love Story of Heloise and Abelard. William Morrow. 1979. 415pp.

C. J. Mews. Abelard and Heloise. Oxford University Press. 2005. 308pp.

Constant J. Mews. The Lost Love Letters of Heloise and Abelard: Perceptions of Dialogue in Twelfth-Century France. Macmillan. 2001. 400pp. With translations by Neville Chiavaroli and Constant J. Mews

Albert Victor Murray. Abélard and St. Bernard: A Study in Twelfth Century "Modernism". Barnes & Noble. 1967. 168pp.

Roberto Pinzani. The Logical Grammar of Abelard. Springer. 2003. 242pp.

Charles de Rémusat. Abélard. Paris: Librairie Philosophique de Ladrange. 1845. (2 vols.) 509pp. + 563pp. Language: French.

Durant Waite Robertson. Abelard and Heloise. Dial Press. 1972. 238pp.

Kathleen M. Starnes. Peter Abelard: His Place in History. University Press of America. 1981. 151pp.

Paul L. Williams. The Moral Philosophy of Peter Abelard. University Press of America. 1980. 191pp.

Marjorie Muir Worthington. The Immortal Lovers: Heloise and Abelard. Doubleday. 1960. 238pp.


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