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Hildegard von Bingen


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Hildegard von Bingen 1098-1178. German nun, poet, and composer. Revered as a visionary during her own lifetime, she set her poems to music and also wrote works on medicine and natural history.


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  • In fact, it is a statement which would have surprised educated and influential women such as Gertrude von Helfta and Hildegard von Bingen.

    Interview with Robin Maxwell, author of SIGNORA DA VINCI

  • After being forgotten for several centuries, Hildegard von Bingen is recognized today as one of the universal minds in Western culture.

    September 17: Hildegard von Bingen

  • Pre-iPod, I played the same CDs in my Walkman of Hildegard von Bingen, Josquin de Prez, and Pallestrina and anything by Ludwig van for a year until it must have formed permanent grooves in my cerebral cortex.

    Kimberly Brooks: Artists Who Heart Jesus

  • In 1998 the 900th anniversary of Hildegard von Bingen we formed an offshoot group, Canty, featuring four female voices and medieval harps and specialising in medieval music from Celtic sources.

    Archive 2008-05-18

  • Actually, the great "All shall be well", etc., is St. Julian of Norwich, not Hildegard von Bingen.

    Unlucky Friday

  • Hildegard von Bingen said, “The soul is for the body as the sap is for the tree,” and the soul energies unfold as the tree unfolds its gestalt.

    The Way of the Fertile Soul

  • Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) Scivias and Liber Divinorum Operum (plus a whole bunch of other stuff I plan to address later in a MWIA post)

    The Really Dead Women Writers Meme

  • So, when we read the mystical writing of Julian of Norwich or Hildegard von Bingen, we think This is different, it doesn't follow the rules of good writing as I've been taught them.

    Why Medieval Women Writers Belong in the Canon

  • I would much rather read Julian of Norwich or Hildegard von Bingen than Papa, or, for that matter, the fiction in The New Yorker.

    Why Medieval Women Writers Belong in the Canon

  • The story careered breathlessly down the ages, with exciting little dashes down some exotic byways, to view Hildegard von Bingen, for instance, Joan of Arc, and Marie Curie.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine


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