Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 9608
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Adamson , Melitta Weiss.
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  • Title: Der deutsche Anhang zu Hildegard von Bingens "Liber simplicis medicinae" in Codex 6952 der Bibliothèque nationale in Paris (fol. 232v-238v) [includes an edition of the German text on pages 178, 180-191].
  • Source: Sudhoffs Archiv 79, 2 ( 1995): Pages 173 - 191.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Edition of Text;Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Healers and Healing Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg- Liber Simplicis Medicinae Medicine Nutrition Translation Women Authors
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 13, 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS 6952, fol. 232v-238v.
  • Illustrations: One figure. Reproduction of Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS 6952, fol. 236v.
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  • Abstract: The article contains an analysis and edition of the German appendix to Hildegard of Bingen's "Liber simplicis medicinae" ("LSM," also known as "Physica") in Codex 6952 of the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. Surprisingly, the German text is not based on the preceding Latin treatise, but on another unknown version of the "LSM" which is closer to the archetype. The appendix thus has to be regarded as a new manuscript find, which also contains material found only in Hildegard's "Liber compositae medicinae" ("LCM," also known as "Causae et Curae"). This suggests that the translator had access to both texts, or that both once circulated as one treatise. In the reception of Hildegard's work,the 13-page German appendix is unique in that Hildgard's description of nature is transformed into three different types of medical writing: 1) a herbal, 2) a catalogue of diseases from head to toe and their remedies, and 3) a dietetic list of foodstuffs. To illustrate the technique applied by the compiler/translator, the edition of the Paris-appendix identifies all the quotes from the "LSM" and "LCM" which have so far been uncovered. [Reproduced by permission of Franz Steiner Verlag, Birkenwaldstr. 44, 70191 Stuttgart, Germany].
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Western Ontario
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  • Year of Publication: 1995.
  • Language: German
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00394564
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