Session Title

Abelard, Heloise, and Astrolabe

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Societas Petri Abaelardi

Organizer Name

Steven Cartwright

Organizer Affiliation

Western Michigan Univ.

Presider Name

Steven Cartwright

Paper Title 1

Alms for the Paraclete

Presenter 1 Name

Eileen F. Kearney

Presenter 1 Affiliation

St. Xavier Univ.

Paper Title 2

"Not how historians write these days!": The Contribution of a Nineteenth-Century French Librarian to a Biography of Abelard's Son

Presenter 2 Name

Brenda M. Cook

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Start Date

11-5-2013 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1320

Description

This session offers papers on the lives and thought of Peter Abelard, his wife and lover Heloise, and their son Astrolabe. The papers explore Abelard as preacher and spiritual teacher of the nuns at the Paraclete; gender issues in the rediscovered letters of Abelard and Heloise; and new light on the life and chronology of Astrolabe.

Steven R. Cartwright

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May 11th, 3:30 PM

Abelard, Heloise, and Astrolabe

Schneider 1320

This session offers papers on the lives and thought of Peter Abelard, his wife and lover Heloise, and their son Astrolabe. The papers explore Abelard as preacher and spiritual teacher of the nuns at the Paraclete; gender issues in the rediscovered letters of Abelard and Heloise; and new light on the life and chronology of Astrolabe.

Steven R. Cartwright