This is the week where everything goes downhill for Europe.
How does the story of Peter Abelard give us insight into this changing world?
How did Europeans respond to the devastation of the Plague? How was the situation similar or different in the Islamic world?
Please use the following as reference material and the attachment:
Required: Peter Abelard: Historia Calamitatum [The Story of My Misfortunes] (Excerpts)
Theophilus: An Essay Upon Diverse Arts, c. 1125
Adelard of Bath: The Impact of Muslim Science, Preface to His Very Difficult Natural Questions, c. 1137
Recommended: Peter Abelard: Historia Calamitatum [The Story of My Misfortunes] (Full Text) The Rule of the Franciscan Order