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Jutta and Hildegard: The Biographical Sources (Brepols Medieval Women Series)

Jutta and Hildegard: The Biographical Sources (Brepols Medieval Women Series)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780271019543
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Release Date: Aug 31, 1999
  • Pages: 326 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.82 x 9.47 x 6.32 inches


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

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