Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary Life

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Routledge, Jan 4, 2002 - History - 244 pages

Drawing on contemporary sources, the text unfolds Hildegard's life from the time of her entrance into an anchoress's cell--where a woman would remain in pious isolation--to her death as a famed visionary and writer, abbess and confidante of popes and kings, more than seventy years later. Against this background the author explores Hildegard's vast creative work, encompassing theology, medicine, natural history, poetry, and music.


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Hildegard of Bingen, 1098-1179: a visionary life

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Hildegard was a unique and remarkable woman of the 12th century who began the austere life of a religious at the age of eight. In light of the fact that she surmounted the typical restraints and low ... Read full review


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Sabina Flanagan is Visiting Research Fellow in History at the University of Adelaide

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