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The Book of the Rewards of Life: Liber Vitae Meritorum
Hildegard of Bingen, the first German mystic, is one of the most influential women in European history. Born in 1098 in Bockelheim on the Nahe River, Hildegard had her first vision at the age of six, a phenomenon she would continue to experience the rest of her life. At the behest of the archbishop of Mainz, Hildegard set upon recording her visions in writing. Her writings ...more
Paperback, Large Print, 320 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published December 1st 1993)
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From Adam's Rib? -- Women in Medieval and Renaissance Europe
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Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, German Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Elected a magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165. One of her works as a composer, the Ordo Virtutum, is an early example of liturgical ...moreMore about Hildegard of Bingen...