Peter Abélard [1079-1142]
Historia Calamitatum: The Story of My Misfortunes
An Autobiography by Peter Abélard
Translated by Henry Adams Bellows (1803-1873)
Introduction by Ralph Adams Cram (1863-1942)
Abélard, one of the most talented medieval scholars in Paris, falls in love with Héloise. She refuses to marry him, saying that cradles and books don’t mix. Then she gets pregnant and they marry secretly.
Her uncle exacts a terrible revenge when he thinks that Héloise has been deserted. After this, Abelard’s life will never be the same again…
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