Historia Calamitatum

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Historia Calamitatum which is also translated and known as Abaelardi ad Amicum Suum Consolatoria,was created by an intellectual and philosopher of the Middle Ages Peter Abelard whose life is connected


with France. This is an autobiographical work and represents a classic philosophical thought of those times. The work is structured in a for of a letter, which is very typical for Medieval Western societies. It is widely recognized that Historia Calamitatum was influenced by Augustine of Hippo's Confessions. It is written in Latin, a universal language of science of that time, despite that it is quite easy for reading and understanding. It is a story of the life in Paris lead by the elite before the formalization of universities and research institutes. Besides, the work includes the description of author's affair with Heloise.

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