Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 2280
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): McGuire , Thérèse.
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  • Title: Two Twelfth-Century Women and their Books [Herrad, abbess of Hohenbourg, and Hildegard of Bingen].
  • Source: Women and the Book: Assessing the Visual Evidence.  Edited by Lesley Smith and Jane H.M. Taylor.  British Library and University of Toronto Press, 1997.  Pages 96 - 105.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Artists Encyclopedia, Literary Genre Herrad, Abbess of Hohenbourg- Hortus Deliciarum Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg- Scivias Illumination of Manuscripts Women Authors
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: France;Germany
  • Century: 12
  • Primary Evidence:
  • Illustrations: Three figures, two from the "Hortus Deliciarum" and one from the "Scivias." Figure Forty-Nine shows God the Father capturing Leviathan from a copy of the "Hortus Deliciarum." Figure Fifty, also from the copy of the "Hortus Deliciarum," depicts the woman clothed with the sun. Figure Fifty-One is Hildegard's vision of Synagogue from the "Scivias."
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  • Author's Affiliation: Chestnut Hill College
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1997.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0802042163