Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen

By Sharratt, Mary

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9781452640778
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Reviewed on May 1, 2013  |  Audio

The extraordinary 12th-century nun's sketchy biography forms the basis of this feminist tale, featuring a strong, independent woman whose parents sent her away at age eight to be the companion to a 16-year-old religious fanatic, Jutta Von Spondheim. For 30 years, Hildegard lived in a walled-up area of the Disibodenberg monastery, only to emerge when Jutta died. Once free, Hildegard, having experienced religious visions since childhood, established and led her own convent, composing m...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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