Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 1162
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Kitchell , Kenneth F. and Irven M. Resnick
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  • Title: Hildegard as a Medieval "Zoologist" [The author situates Hildegard within the earlier "Physiologus" and bestiary tradition and the later new learning and investigative practices of Albertus Magnus].
  • Source: Hildegard of Bingen: A book of Essays.  Edited by Maud Burnett McInerney.  Garland Publishing, 1998.  Pages 25 - 52.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Animals Birds Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg- Physica Science Zoology
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Kenneth Kitchell and Irven Resnick present an initial examination of Hildegard's taxonomy of the animals mentioned in the Physica. Much of the effort is focused on terminology, identifying the creatures listed by the abbess. Much of this work is very tech
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  • Abstract: Three Tables. Table One The birds in the "Physica" along with their scientific names and the probable modern identification. Table Two The list of birds printed in a fuller, more accurate form. Table Three The animals in the "Physica" along with their modern identifications.
  • Author's Affiliation: Louisiana State University (KItchell); University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (Resnick)
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0815325886
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