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Medieval love and desire,
This review is from: The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)
This contains the complete letters: the `personal' as well as letters of `instruction'. Whether they are authentic or not i.e. whether these really are letters written by Abelard and Heloise is still disputed academically, as they might be learned imitations, especially the letter of Heloise.
But whatever their status, they are a fine insight into C12th mores, not least the roles available to medieval woman, and the problematic relationship between sexuality and holiness.