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The Story of My Misfortunes By Peter Abelard

The Story of My Misfortunes

Peter Abelard

Available in PDF, epub, and Kindle ebook, or read online. This book has 42 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published c.1132. This translation by Henry Adams Bellows, 1922.


The Story of My Misfortunes, also known as Historia Calamitatum (A history of my calamities), is an autobiographical work by Peter Abelard, one of medieval France's most important intellectuals and a pioneer of scholastic philosophy. It is one of the first autobiographical works in medieval Western Europe, written in the form of a letter, and providing the reader with knowledge of the author's views of women, learning, monastic life, Church and State combined, and the social milieu of the time.

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