RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 32625669 LA English T1 Vision : the life and music of Hildegard von Bingen A1 Bobko, Jane,, Fox, Matthew,, Newman, Barbara,, YR 1995 SN 0670864056 9780670864058 AB Hildegard von Bingen lived in Germany's Rhineland valley during most of the twelfth century (1098-1179). Besides being the abbess of a large and prosperous Benedictine abbey, she was a prominent writer, preacher, healer, poet, and composer who wrote nine books on theology, medicine, science, and physiology. Hildegard has been called the first medieval woman to reflect on and write about women. At the age of forty-two, HIldegard began to describe the mystical visions that she had experienced throughout her life, and in so doing she shared her theology with the world. As Matthew Fox has said, "If Hildegard had been a man, she would be well known as one of the greatest artists and intellectuals the world has ever seen."