Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 13743
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Flanagan , Sabina.
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  • Title: Oblation or Enclosure: Reflections on Hildegard of Bingen's Entry into Religion [the author argues that Hildegard was both an oblate (offered to the monastery as a young child) and an anchoress (enclosed with Jutta for several years); the author points out that enclosure was not irrevocable nor did it necessarily mean that Hildegard could not exit the cell attached to the male monastery].
  • Source: Wisdom Which Encircles Circles: Papers on Hildegard of Bingen.  Edited by Audrey Ekdahl Davidson.  Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1996.  Pages 1 - 14.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Anchoresses Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg Monastacism Oblates and Oblation (Children Offered to God and the Monastic Life) Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 12
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  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 1879288710
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