Heloise and the Paraclete A Twelfth-Century Quest

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2019-12-05
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This is the first modern study of Heloise in all of her personal and historical contexts. McLaughlin looks carefully at the importance of the Paraclete itself to determine its place in the innovative intellectual and religious movements of the twelfth century.

Author Biography

Mary Martin McLaughlin is one of the world's pre-eminent scholars of the medieval period. Now retired, she has taught at Wellesley and Vassar and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. She has been researching, writing and working on the figure of Heloise for almost 25 years.

Table of Contents

The Quest for Heloise: Her Return to the Paraclete
Before the Paraclete: Her Early Years
The Paraclete in Its Larger Setting
The Collaboration of Heloise and Abelard
Heloise the Abbess: The Expansion of the Paraclete
Heloise the Abbess: The Shaping of Communal Life
Heloise the Teacher: TheProblemata Heloissaeand Scriptural Studies at the Paraclete
Communities, Collaborations, and Creativity: Women’s Initiatives in Twelfth-Century Culture
Ductrix et Magistra: The Achievement of Heloise
“The Twists of the Heart:”
The Question of Heloise
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