The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume I: Letters Of Hildegard Of Bingen

Paperback | August 6, 1998

Editor.. Hildegard Of BingenTranslated byJoseph L. Baird, Radd K. Ehrman

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The first translation into English of the complete correspondence of the remarkable twelfth-century Benedictine abbess Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), this study consists of nearly four hundred letters, in four projected volumes. Addressed to some of the most notable people of the day, aswell as to some of humble status, the correspondence reveals the saint in ways her more famous works leave obscure: as determined reformer, as castigating seer, as theoretical musician, as patient adviser, as exorcist. Sometimes diffident and restrained, sometimes thunderously imperious, her lettersare indispensable to understanding fully this luminary of medieval philosophy, poetry, and music. In addition, they provide a fascinating glimpse at life in tumultuous twelfth-century Germany, beset with schism and political unrest. This first volume includes ninety letters to the highest rankingprelates in Hildegard's world--popes, archbishops, and bishops. Three following volumes will be divided according to the rank of the addressees.

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The first translation into English of the complete correspondence of the remarkable twelfth-century Benedictine abbess Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), this study consists of nearly four hundred letters, in four projected volumes. Addressed to some of the most notable people of the day, aswell as to some of humble status, the correspon...

Joseph L. Baird and Radd K. Ehrman are both at Kent State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.09 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:August 6, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195121171

ISBN - 13:9780195121179

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"To the English speaking Hildegard scholar, this book is one of the most welcome additions to the library....a sensitive and thoughtful opening up of a world nine hundred years old, giving readers of all persuasions access to both the public and private world of Hildegard of Bingen."--LIMINA