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  • Record Number: 17895
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Hamburger , Jeffrey F.
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  • Title: The "Various Writings of Humanity": Johannes Tauler on Hildegard of Bingen's "Scivias" [The author analyzes Tauler's sermon delivered in Cologne to the Dominican nuns of St. Gertrude's in 1339. The sermon concerns in part an image in the nuns' refectory which was a copy of an illustration from Hildegard's "Scivias." Hamburger argues that Tauler adapts her visions to his particular needs, both as a mystic and a preacher. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: The Voice of Silence: Women's Literacy in a Men's Church.  Edited by Thérèse de Hemptinne and María Eugenia GóngoraMedieval Church Studies.  Brepols, 2004.  Pages 167 - 191. Printed in an extended version in Visual Culture and the German Middle Ages. Edited by Kathryn Starkey and Horst Wenzel. Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. New Middle Ages series. Pages 161-205.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Cologne, North Rhine- Westphalia, Germany- Monastery of St. Gertrude, a Dominican House for Women Hildegard of Bingen, Abbess of Rupertsberg- Scivias Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Images Monasticism Mystics Pastoral Care- N
  • Geographic Area: Germany
  • Century: 12, 14
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  • Illustrations: Five Figures. Figure One God enthroned, manuscript illumination from Hildegard of Bingen, "Scivias," last third of twelfth century, Book I, Vision I (Abtei Eibingen, 1927-33 copy of Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek, Hs. I, fol. 2r). Figure Two Arma Christi, manuscript illumination (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale Albert 1er, MS 4459-70, fol. 152v). Figure Three Diagram of cherub, manuscript illumination, appended to Petrus Comester, "Historia scholastica," Upper Rhine, late thirteenth century (Aarau, Kantonsbibliothek, Codex Wett. F.9, fol. 245v). Figure Four Crucifixion, woodcut, Rhineland, late fifteenth century (Karlsruhe, Badische Landesbibliothek, (S. 931m)). Figure Five Christ in Majesty, manuscript illumination from Sacramentary of Charles the Bald (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 1141, fol. 6r).
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
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