Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age


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Best known today as a fine composer, the 12th-century German abbess Hildegard of Bingen was also a religious leader, poet and naturalist. Despite her cloistered life she had strong, often controversial views on sex, love and marriage. Her book of apocalyptic visions would alone have been enough to ensure her lasting fame. In this classic biography, Fiona Maddocks draws on Hildegard’s writings to paint a portrait of her extraordinary life against the turbulent medieval background of crusade and schism.

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Best known today as a fine composer, the 12th-century German abbess Hildegard of Bingen was also a religious leader, poet and naturalist. Despite her cloistered life she had strong, often controversial views on sex, love and marriage. Her book of apocalyptic visions would alone have been enough to ensure her lasting fame. In this classic biography, Fiona Maddocks draws on Hildegard’s writings to paint a portrait of her extraordinary life against the turbulent medieval background of crusade and schism.

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Author Fiona Maddocks Published by Faber & Faber ISBN 9780571302437 EAN 9780571302437 Bic Code B Cover Paperback

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