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4 West, E. G. (1978), ‘Literacy and the Industrial Revolution’, Economic History Review, 31, (3), 10. 5 Dowling, M. B. (2006), Clemency and Cruelty in the Roman World. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Examples of these sarcophagi can be seen in the Museo Nazionale, Rome, the Uffizi, Florence, the Louvre, Paris, and the Los Angeles County Museum. 6 Oswald, A. (1996), The Thing in the Gap-Stone Stile. London: Faber, p. 40. This page intentionally left blank Chapter 2 Knowledge and Nostalgia Place the helmet of salvation on my head, O Lord, that I may subdue devilish assaults.

London: Faber and Faber, pp. 28, 58, 71, 75. 2 Soskice, J. M. (2007), The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language. Oxford University Press, p. 5. , p. 25. 4 West, E. G. (1978), ‘Literacy and the Industrial Revolution’, Economic History Review, 31, (3), 10. 5 Dowling, M. B. (2006), Clemency and Cruelty in the Roman World. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Examples of these sarcophagi can be seen in the Museo Nazionale, Rome, the Uffizi, Florence, the Louvre, Paris, and the Los Angeles County Museum.

These words, intentionally sacred, might also have their origin in the human experience of physical love, the more so since the imposition of physical separation did not, as Héloïse indicates, banish her recollection of their love. For Abelard and Héloïse nostalgia for Jerusalem was itself a profound narrative of their longing for each other. In the hymn it becomes also a paradigm of their longing for God. ) The appearance at the end of time of the heavenly City adorned as a bride for marriage would also be the fulfilment of Knowledge and Nostalgia 47 their nostalgia for the consummation of their love.

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