Selected Writings

ISBN-10: 0140436049
ISBN-13: 9780140436044
Edition: 2001
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Description: Benedictine nun, poet and musician, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was one of the most remarkable figures of the Middle Ages. She undertook preaching tours throughout the German empire at the age of sixty, and was consulted not only by her  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 11/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Benedictine nun, poet and musician, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was one of the most remarkable figures of the Middle Ages. She undertook preaching tours throughout the German empire at the age of sixty, and was consulted not only by her religious contemporaries but also by kings and emperors, yet it is largely for her apocalyptic and mystical writings that she is remembered. This volume includes selections from her three visionary works, her treatises on medicine and the natural world, her devotional songs, and fascinating letters to prominent figures of her time. Dealing with such eternal subjects as the relationship between humans and nature, and men and women, Hildegard's works show her to be a wide-ranging thinker who created such fresh, startling images and ideas that her writings have been compared to Dante and Blake.

Introduction
Further Reading
Select Discography
Chronology
Translator's Note
Letter to Bernard of Clairvaux
The Action of the Will (from Scivias)
Redemption (from Scivias)
Letter to Odo of Soissons
The Trinity (from Scivias)
Letter to Pope Eugenius III
Songs for Saint Disibod
Letter to Hartwig of Bremen
Song for Saint Ursula
The Trials of the Soul (from Scivias)
Songs for Saint Rupert
The Departure of Richardis of Stade
The First Version of the Play of the Virtues (from Scivias)
Three Political Letters
Songs for the Dedication of a Church
Teachings on the Church (from Scivias)
Letter to Elisabeth of Schonau
Gertrud of Stahleck
Letter to the Abbess of Bamberg
The Cosmic Egg (from Scivias)
The Cosmos (from Causes and Cures)
Gemstones (from Physica)
Songs from Symphonia
Two Christmas Homilies
The Iron Mountain (from Scivias)
The Man Looking East and South (from the Book of Life's Merits)
The Seven Vices and Virtues (from the Book of Life's Merits)
The Voice from Heaven (from The Book of Life's Merits)
The Unknown Language
Allegorical Letters
A Vision of Love (from The Book of Divine Works)
Queries of Requests: Selected Letters to Hildegard
From the Life of Hildegard, Book 2, by Theoderich of Echternach
Gebeno of Eberbach: The Pentachronon
From the Canonization Protocol
Notes
Glossary

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