The Resource Hildegard of Bingen : the woman of her age, Fiona Maddocks

Hildegard of Bingen : the woman of her age, Fiona Maddocks

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Hildegard of Bingen : the woman of her age
Title
Hildegard of Bingen
Title remainder
the woman of her age
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Maddocks
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Best known today as a fine composer, the twelfth-century German abbess Hildegard of Bingen was also a religious leader and visionary, a poet, naturalist and writer of medical treatises. Despite her cloistered life she had strong, often controversial views on sex, love and marriage too - a woman astonishing in her own age, whose book of apocalyptic visions, Scivias, would alone have been enough to ensure her lasting fame. In this classic and highly praised biography - first published by Headline in 2001 - distinguished writer and journalist, Fiona Maddocks, draws on Hildegard's prolific writings to paint a portrait of her extraordinary life against the turbulent medieval background of crusade and schism, scientific discovery and cultural revolution. The great intellectual gifts and forceful character that emerge make her as fascinating as any figure in the Middle Ages. More than 800 years after her death, Pope Benedict XVI has made Hildegard a Saint and a Doctor of the Church (one of only four women). Fiona Maddocks has provided a short new preface to cover these tributes to an extraordinary and exceptional woman."--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLE
Dewey number
248.22092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Hildegard of Bingen : the woman of her age, Fiona Maddocks
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Hildegard of Bingen : the woman of her age, Fiona Maddocks
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Headline, 2001
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-321), discography (page 321) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
14944932
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
xviii, 332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780571302598
Isbn Type
(ePub ebook)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780571302437
  • (OCoLC)851699774

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