Illuminations: a novel of hildegard von bingen

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Skillfully interweaving historical fact with psychological insight and vivid imagination, Sharratt's redemptive novel, Illuminations, brings to life one of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages: Hildegard von Bingen, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath.Offered to the Church at the age of eight, Hildegard was entombed in a small room where she was expected to live out her days in silent submission as the handmaiden of a renowned but disturbed young nun, Jutta von Sponheim. Instead, Hildegard rejected Jutta's masochistic piety and found comfort and grace in studying books, growing herbs, and rejoicing in her own secret visions of the divine. When Jutta died some thirty years later, Hildegard broke out of her prison with the heavenly calling to speak and write about her visions and to liberate her sisters and herself from the soul-destroying anchorage. Riveting and utterly unforgettable, Illuminations is a deeply moving portrayal of a woman willing to risk everything for what she believed.
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title Illuminations : a novel of hildegard von bingen
title_display Illuminations : a novel of Hildegard von Bingen
title_full Illuminations : a novel of Hildegard von Bingen / Mary Sharratt, Illuminations : a novel of hildegard von bingen [electronic resource] / Mary Sharratt, Illuminations A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen
title_short Illuminations :
title_sort illuminations a novel of hildegard von bingen
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topic Christian women saints Fiction, FICTION / Historical, FICTION / Literary, Fiction, Germany History 843-1273 Fiction, Hildegard, Saint, 1098-1179 Fiction, Literature, Women mystics Fiction
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