Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8702
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Van Engen , John.
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  • Title: Abbess: 'Mother and Teacher' [The author analyzes the many roles that Hildegard of Bingen played as abbess].
  • Source: Voice of the Living Light: Hildegard of Bingen and Her World.  Edited by Barbara Newman.  University of California Press, 1998.  Pages 30 - 51.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Abbesses Education Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg Monasticism Spiritual Care Teaching Virginity Women in Religion
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 12
  • Related Resources: John van Engen surveys Hildegard's career as an abbess, a courtesy title only rarely granted her in her lifetime. He approaches the story developmentally, tracing her career from recluse to prioress to superior of two convents. Hildegard saw herself as a
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Notre Dame
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0520208269
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