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Abelard and Heloise

Constant J. Mews

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195156881
eISBN:
9780199835423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156889.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In Abelard and Heloise, a dual intellectual biography of Peter Abelard (1079–1142) and Heloise (d. 1164), I argue that there is a fundamental continuity to the evolution of Abelard’s thought from his ... More


Images of Abelard and Heloise

Constant J. Mews

in Abelard and Heloise

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195156881
eISBN:
9780199835423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156889.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Images of Abelard and Heloise. This chapter discusses images of Abelard and Heloise from the 12th to the 20th centuries. It observes how the controversial character of their ... More


Heloise and Discussion about Love

Constant J. Mews

in Abelard and Heloise

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195156881
eISBN:
9780199835423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156889.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Heloise and Discussion about Love. This chapter examines the significance of the early love affair of Abelard and Heloise. It argues that this relationship was not simply a matter ... More


Heloise and the Paraclete

Constant J. Mews

in Abelard and Heloise

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195156881
eISBN:
9780199835423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156889.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Heloise and the Paraclete. This chapter considers Abelard’s decision to entrust his foundation of the Paraclete to Heloise and his writing of the Historia calamitatum in 1132–33, ... More


Ethics, Sin, and Redemption

Constant J. Mews

in Abelard and Heloise

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195156881
eISBN:
9780199835423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156889.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Ethics, Sin, and Redemption. This chapter considers Abelard’s reflection on ethical issues in his Collationes, couched in the form of a debate among a philosopher and a Jew and a ... More


Approaches

Christopher N. L. Brooke

in The Medieval Idea of Marriage

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205043
eISBN:
9780191676468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205043.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This book looks at marriage, particularly the marriage practices during the mid and late middle Ages. Different disciplines are used and put into play to describe and capture the image of medieval ... More


The Correspondence of Heloise and Abelard 1

Christopher N. L. Brooke

in The Medieval Idea of Marriage

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205043
eISBN:
9780191676468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205043.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

In the 11th and 12th centuries, most intellectuals were dedicated to chastity and asceticism. For them, the path to heaven lay through the cloisters while the path to hell lay with the intermingling ... More


The Marriage of Heloise and Abelard 1

Christopher N. L. Brooke

in The Medieval Idea of Marriage

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205043
eISBN:
9780191676468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205043.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Ideas

This chapter focuses on the lives and the relationship of Heloise and Abelard. The chapter begins with Heloise, her unusual intellect and literacy for a woman of her time, her tutelage under Abelard, ... More


Seduction Stories in Seventeenth‐Century Literary History

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers the genealogy of seduction stories prior to the late seventeenth century, demonstrating that female sexual agency emerges early as a peculiarly complex and generative problem. ... More


Julie’s Garden and the Impartial Spectator: An Examination of Smithian Themes in Rousseau’s <i>La Nouvelle Héloïse</i>

Tabitha Baker

in Adam Smith and Rousseau: Ethics, Politics, Economics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474422857
eISBN:
9781474445115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422857.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the similarities between Smith and Rousseau’s moral philosophy through a discussion of the Smithean aspects of Rousseau’s 1761 novel La Nouvelle Héloïse. Focussing the analysis ... More


Drama and Life

Angelica Goodden

in Rousseau's Hand: The Crafting of a Writer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683833
eISBN:
9780191766190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter details Rousseau's writing of and on drama, and dwells on the Lettre à d’Alembert's contrasting the effects of playgoing with the moral benefits of daily life in theatre-free, ... More


The Howl of Oedipus, the Cry of Héloïse: From Asceticism to Postmodern Ethics

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter argues that the discursive formations within the episteme of asceticism are bound up with the self-imposition of corporeal and psychic pain or privation, but ... More


<i>Aimances</i> in Rousseau: <i>Julie or The New Heloise</i> as Treatise on the Passions

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at how writing and theory are superimposed in Rosseau's novel, Julie or the New Heloise. Drawing upon two of Paul de Man's readings of the novel in his Allegories of Reading, the ... More


Introduction to The Portable Rousseau (1973)

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this introduction to his volume The Portable Rousseau (1973), Paul de Man focuses on Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract. He begins by discussing the notion of textual allegory, as it derives ... More


Rousseau’s Julie: Passion, Love, and the Price of Virtue

Frederick Neuhouser

in Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195384512
eISBN:
9780199350452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384512.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This paper situates Julie, or the New Heloise in relation to Rousseau’s more familiar texts by reading it as concerned with the tensions among morality, culture and human nature. In Julie this takes ... More


Medieval Romance

Irving Singer

in The Nature of Love: Courtly and Romantic

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262512732
eISBN:
9780262315128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262512732.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although it is believed that the romances of the Middle Ages had an insignificant effect on the lives of the people who lived during the period, this chapter will focus on the most famous medieval ... More


The Performance of Sensibility

Patricia Meyer Spacks

in Privacy: Concealing the Eighteenth-Century Self

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226768601
eISBN:
9780226768618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226768618.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter analyzes the issue of privacy in relation to sensibility in England during the eighteenth century. It suggests that the relation between sensibility and privacy is complex and ... More


Francesca and the Others

Elena Lombardi

in Imagining the Woman Reader in the Age of Dante

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198818960
eISBN:
9780191859762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818960.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses the most famous episode of medieval reading—the moment in which Francesca da Rimini and her lover Paolo simultaneously kiss and fall into perdition while reading the story of ... More


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