The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume II: Letters Of Hildegard Of Bin-v2 by Joseph L. BairdThe Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume II: Letters Of Hildegard Of Bin-v2 by Joseph L. Baird

The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume II: Letters Of Hildegard Of Bin-v2

byJoseph L. Baird, Radd K. EhrmanEditor.. Hildegard Of Bingen

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This is the second volume in what will be a translation with full scholarly apparatus of the entire correspondence of St. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). The translation follows Van Acker's definitive new edition of the Latin text, which is being published serially in Belgium by Brepols. Asin that edition, the letters are organized according to the rank of the addressees. The first volume included ninety letters to and from the highest ranking prelates in Hildegard's world: popes, archbishops, and bishops. Volume II comprises letters 91-217, in which Hildegard addresses lower-rankingspiritual leaders (abbots and abbesses, for the most part) offering advice and consolation, and is particularly noteworthy for the correspondence with Guilbert of Gembloux, who provides a wealth of information about the saint and her spiritual gift.

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Joseph L. Baird and Radd K. Ehrman are both at Kent State University.
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Title:The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume II: Letters Of Hildegard Of Bin-v2Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.09 × 6.3 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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"The appearance of the second volume of translations of Hildegard's letters...is an event to be welcomed. It makes accessible, in readable and accurate translations, another tranche of Hildegard's correspondence." --Catholic Historical Review