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ABELARD, P. / HELOISE: Letters of Abelard and Heloise (The) (Unabridged)

The Letters of Abelard and Heloise is one of the most extraordinary correspondences in European history. Written in the 12th century, the letters document the love affair between Peter Abelard, a revolutionary philosopher and biblical scholar, and his beautiful and precocious student, Heloise. Eviscerated by his religious opponents and castrated by Heloise’s family, Abelard is haunted by ill fortune, and the star-crossed lovers are forced into separate lives, as monk and nun respectively, with letters being their only form of communication. What unfolds is tragic and heartbreaking, but also fascinating. The letters gave rise to compelling philosophical, theological and sociological discussions, and they provide a window into the medieval mind as the everyday lives of the two lovers are laid bare through their passionate discourse.



Disc 1

  The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Letters of Aberlard and Heloise 00:09:49
2.   Play with flash player While all this was going on… 00:09:03
3.   Play with flash player I was all on fire for the girl… 00:10:00
4.   Play with flash player 'But to leave aside for the moment this obstacle to philosophy…' 00:09:55
5.   Play with flash player My wounds were still healing when my students started at me… 00:09:48
6.   Play with flash player 'If, on the other hand, you would act according to rule…' 00:10:38
7.   Play with flash player One day not long thereafter… 00:09:21


Disc 2

  The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player I can imagine the claim… 00:09:36
2.   Play with flash player Their life at first was hard… 00:09:14
3.   Play with flash player Now Satan has blocked my path. 00:07:16
4.   Play with flash player First Letter - Heloise to Abelard 00:12:37
5.   Play with flash player This notion goes beyond philosophy… 00:08:30
6.   Play with flash player Second Letter - Abelard to Heloise 00:06:22
7.   Play with flash player I hope all this will call you to your prayers 00:08:29


Disc 3

  The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Third Letter - Heloise to Abelard 00:09:10
2.   Play with flash player But me - Was it my sorry birthright… 00:13:13
3.   Play with flash player Fourth Letter - Abelard to Heloise 00:11:00
4.   Play with flash player I take it hard, then, that many members… 00:11:42
5.   Play with flash player But if you look beyond God's justice… 00:11:41
6.   Play with flash player Pity him in your grief… 00:10:18


Disc 4

  The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Fifth Letter - Heloise to Abelard 00:09:49
2.   Play with flash player All of the allowances he made… 00:11:13
3.   Play with flash player Who hath woe 00:09:56
4.   Play with flash player Self - restraint is not a virtue of the body but of the soul. 00:12:36
5.   Play with flash player Sixth Letter - Abelard to Heloise 00:09:04
6.   Play with flash player Women prepared the spices for the burial of the Lord… 00:09:30
7.   Play with flash player Luke says, 'It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna…' 00:08:31


Disc 5

  The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player In earlier history, too… 00:10:02
2.   Play with flash player Jerome comments on this passage:… 00:09:05
3.   Play with flash player We also can count among these women… 00:19:16
4.   Play with flash player Let me ask my brothers and my fellow monks… 00:09:59
5.   Play with flash player I ask you then… 00:11:07
6.   Play with flash player It is not strange at all… 00:13:05
7.   Play with flash player Seventh Letter - Abelard to Heloise 00:11:13


Disc 6

  The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player We must avoid not only idle words… 00:11:59
2.   Play with flash player Some of the holy Fathers went so far… 00:11:28
3.   Play with flash player Now, if the Lord inspires me… 00:10:03
4.   Play with flash player We become surety for a friend… 00:09:30
5.   Play with flash player Since sobriety is necessary for all prelates… 00:10:30
6.   Play with flash player When the man takes up his appointment as superior… 00:09:34
7.   Play with flash player The cellaress will oversee everything having to do with food… 00:10:46


Disc 7

  The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Strict discipline must therefore be enforced. 00:11:22
2.   Play with flash player After discussing the offense to his brother… 00:12:18
3.   Play with flash player The single most important point in the rule… 00:10:20
4.   Play with flash player In other words, if fasts are undertaken in fulfillment of a vow… 00:12:01
5.   Play with flash player Now, since 'wine is a luxurious things…' 00:12:04
6.   Play with flash player On the matter of fasting… 00:12:25


Disc 8

  The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player And so, these abbots and so - called superiors… 00:10:44
2.   Play with flash player Saint Benedict also follows him in this, saying… 00:11:10
3.   Play with flash player The greatest true Doctor of the Church… 00:11:41
4.   Play with flash player The Questions of Heloise 00:03:58
5.   Play with flash player Abelard's Confession of Faith 00:04:10
6.   Play with flash player Letters of Heloise and Peter the Venerable 00:08:38
7.   Play with flash player I myself would find it sweet to talk with you… 00:07:23
8.   Play with flash player Heloise to Peter 00:02:21
9.   Play with flash player Peter to Heloise 00:02:45
10.   Play with flash player The Absolution for Peter Abelard 00:00:50

Total Playing Time: 09:20:08






Author(s):
Abelard, Peter; Heloise

Reader(s):
Cauthery, Gunnar; Pettitt, Alison; Rintoul, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: Medieval

Catalogue No: NA0304

Barcode: 9781781981221

Release Date: 04/2018

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