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Hildegard of Bingen

A Visionary Life, 2nd Edition

By Sabina Flanagan

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244 pages

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Description

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.

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS037010
HISTORY / Medieval
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
REL013000
RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
REL015000
RELIGION / Christianity / History