• David Herlihy
Part of the Documentary History of Western Civilization book series (DHWC)


Peter Abelard (1079–1142) was one of the founders of scholasticism, and the teacher who perhaps more than anyone established the reputation of the school of Paris for logical and philosophical studies. He is furthermore one of the first figures of the Middle Ages to leave on the historical record a strong impression of personality. One of his letters, written to an unnamed friend, is a revealing autobiography, called the History of My Misfortunes. It gives an unequaled picture of the tumultuous life of students and teachers in the early twelfth century. It also recounts his affair with Heloise, one of the most moving love stories in Western history.


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