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A abadessa infiel e o cavaleiro apóstata

Author(s): Patrícia Rangel

Journal: Revista Estudos Hum(e)anos
ISSN 2177-1006

Issue: 2010/01;
Start page: 74;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Heloise and Peter Abelard

The popular story of Heloise and Peter Abelard, mystified and delighfull, was told in countless ways over seven centuries through the verse of Alexander Pope, John Donne and Francois Villon, the prose of George Moore and Helen Waddell, the stage of Breton Howard, the screenplay by Charlie Kaufman and even by grants from the French fashion house Chloé. it was, however, left behind, hidden in some corner of medieval Paris, in some corner of the Paraclete, not the lover of Abelard, not the fairy-tale heroine of the popular imagination creates, but the philosophical and theological questions of Helen and her contribution to Western thought. The correspondence that her companions of soul and body left us, contrary to the myth, let usknow a little of this extraordinary woman and her personal drama caused by the romantic involvement with one of the brightest minds that the Middle Ages has hosted, and by the prohibition of this relationship – much more due to the values and principles of the couple than to any other impediment.

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