Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography of Printed and Online Primary Sources for the Middle Ages

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Abelard, Peter Pierre

lived 1079 - 1142

Peter Abelard was a philosopher, teacher, theologian, and logician, and considered to be one of the greatest thinkers of the Middle Ages. Today, he is most famous for having a tragic affair with his gifted student, Heloise. In the Middle Ages, he was known for his contributions to scholastic philosophy: his ideas of dialectic provide some of the basis of scholasticism. He was a well-respected teacher in the years leading up to the formation of the university of Paris: students flocked to Paris to hear his lectures. Some of his theological ideas about the Trinity were challenged and condemned by the Church.

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