Resources for medieval musicology and liturgy
Want to know about the history of leprosy in Germany? See a drawing of Hildegard of Bingen's comb? Read an 18th-century dissertation on Hildegard in Latin? Well then, I have a database for you.
After many years of working on this in fits and starts, I think my little website is finally presentable. The database makes more accessible the 175 citations listed in Antonius van der Linde's 1877 annotated bibliography on the life and works of Hildegard of Bingen. I've included English translations of all titles as well as links to digitized copies of whichever items I (or my research assistants) could find from a numerous online sources. I had help from a number of research assistants over the years (including my late father-in-law!), who are all named on the website. I've spent the last two days checking every URL and correcting them where necessary, and checking every page cited by van der Linde in the digitized copies I had available. Some of the comments provide useful information about pagination or volumes (a polite way of saying that van der Linde needed a better copy-editor), and some are more substantive, so if you're interested, do check them out. There are some remarkable items in this bibliography and many rabbit holes to become lost in...
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