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The Story of My Misfortunes

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Peter Abelard reflects on his life, which was marked by the discovery of his relationship with Heloise, with whom he conceived a child out of wedlock. As much a historical portrait of the Medieval era as a personal memoir, The Story of My Misfortunes is Abelard's own account of his origins, life and dramatic downfall. Born to a minor noble in Brittany, the young Peter demonstrated intellectual aptitude as he absorbed the writings of the ancient Greek philosophers, as well as the Biblical lore. By the time was a young ...

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The Story of My Misfortunes
2017, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781979548113

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