The 12th Century Essay by The Research Group

The 12th Century
A discussion on society in the 12th century.
# 73447 | 1,356 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in History (European) , History (General)

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This paper discusses the relations between the sexes, both within and outside the Church in the 12th Century. It uses the example of Pierre Abelard's writings to Heloise, to qualify points made.

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"Most students of medieval history or theology know the story of Pierre Peter Abelard, a famous theologian and philosopher whose views got him denounced as a heretic in the 12th century. However it is not as a philosopher that he is best remembered, but his popular fame resulted from his tragic love affair with Heloise exchanging famous letters of love and suffering ..."

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