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Historia Calamitatum

By: Peter Abelard
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Historia Calamitatum" by Peter Abelard is a poignant autobiographical memoir. In this timeless work, Abelard reflects on the tumultuous events that shaped his life, offering readers a candid and introspective account of his journey from intellectual brilliance to personal tragedy. Through vivid prose and raw emotion, Abelard recounts his rise to prominence as a pioneering thinker in the scholastic tradition, his scandalous love affair with Héloïse, and the subsequent hardships he endured, including exile, humiliation, and religious persecution. Abelard's narrative serves as a window into the complexities of medieval life, from the intellectual ferment of the schools to the rigid social mores and religious fervor of the time. His introspective reflections on love, faith, and the pursuit of knowledge resonate across the centuries, offering timeless insights into the human condition. "Historia Calamitatum" stands as a compelling and enduring work, revered for its honesty, intellect, and emotional depth. Through his personal odyssey, Abelard invites readers to reflect on their own experiences of love, loss, and resilience, making this book a timeless masterpiece of autobiographical literature.

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Peter Abelard

Peter Abelard, a renowned medieval philosopher and theologian, presents his masterpiece "Historia Calamitatum" as a candid and introspective account of his tumultuous life. In this autobiographical work, Abelard bares his soul, chronicling the trials and tribulations that shaped his journey from intellectual brilliance to personal tragedy. Through vivid prose and raw emotion, Abelard recounts his rise to prominence as a pioneering thinker in the scholastic tradition, his scandalous love affair with Héloïse, and the subsequent hardships he endured, including exile, humiliation, and religious persecution. In "Historia Calamitatum," Abelard offers readers a window into the complexities of medieval life, from the intellectual ferment of the schools to the rigid social mores and religious fervor of the time. His introspective reflections on love, faith, and the pursuit of knowledge resonate across the centuries, offering timeless insights into the human condition. Abelard's candid narrative and philosophical musings make "Historia Calamitatum" a compelling and enduring work, revered for its honesty, intellect, and emotional depth. Through his personal odyssey, Abelard invites readers to reflect on their own experiences of love, loss, and resilience, making this book a timeless masterpiece of autobiographical literature.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 76 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362201666
  • ISBN-13: 9789362201669
  • Item Weight: 114g
  • Dimension: 216 x 140 x 4.67mm
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Age: 13+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type: Fiction / Coming of Age