Hildegard of Bingen Paperback

The Woman of Her Age

by Fiona Maddocks;

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Hildegard of Bingen

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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.

Hildegard of Bingen by Fiona Maddocks was published by Faber & Faber in July 2013 and is our 9806th best seller. The ISBN for Hildegard of Bingen is 9780571302437.

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Details for Hildegard of Bingen

Page last updated 26th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFaber & Faber (July 2013)
Number of Pages352
Thickness23 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
Product Code4077644
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