The Repentant Abelard

Family, Gender, and Ethics in Peter Abelard’s Carmen ad Astralabium and Planctus

  • Authors
  • Juanita Feros Ruys

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: The Repentant Abelard

    1. Juanita Feros Ruys
      Pages 1-10
  3. Carmen ad Astralabium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Juanita Feros Ruys
      Pages 13-58
  4. Planctus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Juanita Feros Ruys
      Pages 61-90
  5. Carmen ad Astralabium—Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Juanita Feros Ruys
      Pages 93-142
    3. Juanita Feros Ruys
      Pages 143-168
    4. Juanita Feros Ruys
      Pages 169-242
  6. Planctus—Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Juanita Feros Ruys
      Pages 245-256
    3. Juanita Feros Ruys
      Pages 257-266
    4. Juanita Feros Ruys
      Pages 267-294
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-355

About this book


The Repentant Abelard is both an innovative study and English translation of the late poetic works of controversial medieval philosopher and logician Peter Abelard, written for his beloved wife Heloise and son Astralabe. This study brings to life long overlooked works of this great thinker with analyses and comprehensive notes.


Analyse English ethics gender Medieval Literature Middle Ages philosophy translation writing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38709-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-05187-5
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