Hildegard of Bingen: A Book of Essays

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März 1999



This volume explores the extraordinary life and work of Hildegard of Bingen, the 12th century abbess and prophet whose interests ranged from music to theology to zoology to medicine. These essays-written specifically for this volume-approach Hildegard from a variety of perspectives including gender theory, musicology, art history, the history of science, and comparative studies.


Language and self-representation in the letters of Hildegard of Bingen; Hildegard as a medieval "zoologist" - the animals of the "physica"; Hildegard of Bingen's causes and cures - a radical feminist response to the doctor-cook binary; a poetry of science - relating body and soul in the scivias; where is the body? - images of Eve and Mary in Hildegard von Bingen's Scivias; problem of male virginity in the "Symphonia"; musical reading of Hildegard's responsory "Spiritui Sancto"; rhenish confluences - Hildegard and the 14th-century dominicans; Jewish mother-in-law - Hildegard's synagoga and the "Man of Law's Tale"; two sisters in wisdom - Hildegard of Bingen, Christina Rossetti and feminist theology.
EAN: 9780815325888
ISBN: 0815325886
Untertitel: 'Garland Medieval Casebooks'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 1999
Seitenanzahl: 282 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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