Jutta and Hildegard: The Biographical Sources (Brepols Medieval Women Series)
By: Anna Silvas (author)Paperback
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This book presents in one volume the full range on biographical sources of the outstanding female religious figure of twelfth-century Germany, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). In addition it gives the English reading public the first in-depth view of Hildegard's spiritual mother, Jutta of Disibodenberg (1092-1136).Most documents appear in translation for the first time. In particular, the Life of Jutta, which Hildegard herself instigated as a memorial to her spiritual mother, is a major source, recently discovered, that sheds new light on the early life of Hildegard. In addition to her accurate and sensitive translations, Silvas provides a detailed apparatus of up-to-date introductions, notes, and appendices.Included are the following documents:* Chronicles of Disibodenberg (selections)* Charters of Disibodenberg* Documents of Sponheim* Life of Jutta* Guibert's Letter 38 to Bovo (including his incomplete Life of Hildegard)* Life of Hildegard*Eight Readings to be read on the Feast of St. Hildegard* Guibert's Revision of the Life of Hildegard* Charters of Rupertsberg* Canonization Proceedings
Anna Silvas, formerly a member of a Benedictine monastic community, is a doctoral student in the School of Classics and History at the University of New England, Australia.
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