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1. Record Number: 11211
Author(s): Dronke, Peter.
Title : The Symbolic Cities of Hildegard of Bingen [Hildegard’s image of the Heavenly City of Jerusalem employs complex symbolism, combining imagery of the city as a flowering garden, as a cosmic tree, and as a place built of precious stones. Hildegard fuses this bud, stone, and tree imagery from Biblical and literary sources, especially the "Apocalypse of John," a Christian allegory by the second-century author Hermas, and “The City of God” by Saint Augustine. Similar metaphors drawn from nature (including images of the cosmos as an egg) run through Hildegard’s other major works. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
Source: Journal of Medieval Latin , 1., ( 1991):  Pages 168 - 183.
Year of Publication: 1991.