Hildegard of Bingen: A Book of Essays [NOOK Book]

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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.
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Hildegard of Bingen: A Book of Essays

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Overview

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.
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Hildegard (1098-1179) was a German abbess and prophet whose interests included music, theology, zoology, and medicine. Here, ten essays commissioned for her 900th birthday consider her work in terms of the social and the natural world; poetry, visions, and music; and echoes of her in the 14th century and beyond. They address language and self- representation in her letters, images of Eve and Mary, the Jewish mother-in-law, and other aspects. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134824533
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/21/2013
  • Series: Garland Medieval Casebooks
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 282
  • File size: 793 KB

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Introduction: Hildegard of Bingen, Prophet and Polymath
A Woman Speaks: Language and Self-Representation in Hildegard's Letters 3
Hildegard as a Medieval "Zoologist": The Animals of the Physica 25
Hildegard of Bingen's Causes and Cures: A Radical Feminist Response to the Doctor-Cook Binary 53
A Poetry of Science: Relating Body and Soul in the Scivias 77
Where Is the Body? Images of Eve and Mary in the Scivias 103
Like a Virgin: The Problem of Male Virginity in the Symphonia 133
A Musical Reading of Hildegard's Responsory "Spiritui Sancto" 155
Rhenish Confluences: Hildegard and the Fourteenth-Century Dominicans 177
The Jewish Mother-in-Law: Synagoga and the Man of Law's Tale 191
Two "Sisters in Wisdom": Hildegard of Bingen, Christina Rossetti, and Feminist Theology 227
Contributors 255
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