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Illuminations - A Novel of Hildegard Von Bingen

Mary Sharratt

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tavia Gilbert

Length:

9h 43m


Chapters

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02:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:17


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:19


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

56:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

39:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

42:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:55


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

37:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:04


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

51:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:03