Hildegard of Bingen: The Woman of Her Age (Paperback)
The Woman of Her Age
Image, 9780385498685, 352pp.
Publication Date: May 20, 2003
The story of Hildegard's life, from her entry into a monastery at Disibodenberg on the Rhine as a child, through the exploration of her pent-up genius in middle years, to her eventual admission to the German canon of saints, is here told against a rich background of the years of the Crusades, the flowering of monasticism, papal schism and heresy. The forceful character that emerges challenges any image of demurely subjugated womanhood associated with the period. Hildegard's story is as fascinating as that of any figure in the Middle Ages, and she and her musical legacy continue to be the subject of debate a thousand years later.
From the Hardcover edition.
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“Maddocks adeptly shows why Hildegard continues to fascinate seekers.” —Publishers Weekly