Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 4489
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  • Title: Hildegard and Her Hagiographers: The Remaking of Female Sainthood [The author analyzes the "vita" by Gottfried of St. Disibod and finished by Theoderic of Echternach as well as the memoir written by Hildegard herself; the issue examined is the treatment of her prophetic speech].
  • Source: Gendered Voices: Medieval Saints and Their Interpreters.  Edited by Catherine M. Mooney.  University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.  Pages 16 - 34.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Bride of Christ, Image of Gottfried, Monk of Disibodenberg- Vita Sanctae Hildegardis Hagiography Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg Mystics Prophecy Theoderic, Monk of Echternach- Vita Sanctae Hildegardis Visions
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: Barbara Newman's examination of Hildegard shows how the collective and successive authors of her Vitamould her own account of her life, changing it from first to third person and back again, underlining the authorisation she received from the pope, and re
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  • Year of Publication: 1999.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0812234855
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