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Hildegard of Bingen
A Visionary Life





ISBN 9780415185516
Published April 9, 1998 by Routledge
244 Pages

 
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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.

Table of Contents

1. Life and death 2. World and Cloister 3. Opportunities and Constraints 4. The Ways of God 5. The Subtleties of Nature 6. Celestial Harmonies 7. Man and the Cosmos 8. Admonition and Advice 9. Worldly Disords 10. Potent Infirmities.

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Biography

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