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Benedictine nun poet and musician Hildegard of Bingenwas one of the most remarkable figures of the Middle Ages She undertook preaching tours throughout the German empire at the age of sixty and was consulted not only by her religious contemporaries but also by kings and emperors yet it is largely for her apocalyptic and mystical writings that she is remembered This volume includes selections from her three visionary works her treatises on medicine and the natural world her devotional songs and fascinating letters to prominent figures of her time Dealing with such eternal subjects as the relationship between humans and nature and men and women Hildegards works show her to be a wide ranging thinker who created such fresh startling images and ideas that her writings have been compared to Dante and Blake. Thank you so much

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Selected Writings Penguin ClassicsBenedictine nun poet and musician Hildegard of Bingenwas one of the most remarkable figures of the Middle Ages She undertook preaching tours throughout the German empire at the age of sixty and was consulted not only by her religious contemporaries but also by kings and emperors yet it is largely for her apocalyptic and mystical writings that she is remembered This volume includes selections from her three visionary works her treatises on medicine and the natural world her devotional songs and fascinating letters to prominent figures of her time Dealing with such eternal subjects as the relationship between humans and nature and men and women Hildegards works show her to be a wide ranging thinker who created such fresh startling images and ideas that her writings have been compared to Dante and Blake. One of the problems in producing an introduction to Hildergard is the sheer scale of her oeuvre and so we can end up with an introduction that reflects the interests of the editor and the ethos of the publisher We are given no information about the translatoreditor and the Publisher – Penguin really needs no introduction because they have managed to maintain the ethos of the imperative which set the publishing house up – which as far as the Classics are concerned making the writing of ‘classical’ writers – available and in an accessible form – Classics of course being not restricted to the literature of Greece and RomeWithout sounding ‘feminist’ it does seem about time that in an age – the Middle Ages when everything seemed to be dominated if not dictated by men to recognize that the same period also produced some uite remarkable women; ranging from Eleanor of Auitane to Catherine of Sienna and Hildergard of Bingen The subject here is HildergardThe editorial approach is thematic rather than chronological; so for example the selections for Scivias are found under each of the themes such as section 3 The Sibyl of the Rhine 4 In praise of creation and 5 Allegories of justice and loveA further reading section follows the introduction The notes section is excellent and appended as is a glossary – which includes for example not just ‘technical’ terms but also names of people mentioned in the letters I actually think that this is a very good general introduction to Hildergard and her writing and could well encourage readers to read on in whatever direction one is drawn to