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Hildegard of Bingen's Unknown Language
An Edition, Translation, and Discussion
 
 
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01 Feb 2008
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This book is an edition, translation, and philosophical commentary on Hildegard of Bingen's 'Unknown Language' - a list of the things of her Twelfth-century world recast in words of her own creation.


Description

This book is an edition, translation, and philosophical commentary on Hildegard of Bingen's 'Unknown Language' - a list of the things of her Twelfth-century world recast in words of her own creation.


Reviews

'Few books can so convincingly demonstrate that there is a real continuity between the Middle Ages and our times, and that a diachronic examination of a medieval work can prove to be fruitful.' – Benedek Láng, Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales


Contents

Language as Vineyard and Edifice
An Unknown Language by a Visionary Woman
Glossolalia and Why it is Inapplicable to Hildegard
Medieval Language Philosophy
Fifteenth - to Nineteenth-Century Language Invention
Play, Aesthetic, and Gender in Contemporary Language Invention
Greening Language: Hildegard's Monastery Garden
Manuscript Information
The Wiesbaden Version of the Lingua (with Additions from the Berlin MS), and an English Translation and Notes
Hildegard's Lingua alphabetized


Authors

SARAH HIGLEY is an Associate Professor at the University of Rochester, New York, USA.