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Author Hildegard, Saint, 1098-1179
Title Lingua ignota. English
Hildegard of Bingen's unknown language [electronic resource] : an edition, translation, anddiscussion / Sarah L. Higley
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript xvi, 246 p. : ill
Series The new Middle Ages
New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-237) and index
The Lingua ignota and its place within a history of language invention -- Introduction: Hildegard's language as vineyard and edifice -- An unknown language by a visionary woman -- Glossolalia and glossographia -- Medieval language philosophy -- Fifteenth- to nineteenth-century language inventions -- Play and aesthetic in contemporary language invention -- Greening language : Hildegard's monastery garden -- Manuscripts, edition, and translation of the Lingua ignota -- Manuscript information-- Notes to Manuscript information -- The Riesencodex Lingua ignota with additions from the Berlin MS -- Notes to the translation -- Hildegard's Lingua alphabetized
Electronic reproduction. Basingstoke, England : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. Mode of access:World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on Mar. 3, 2009). Access may berestricted to users at subscribing institutions
The Lingua Ignota, "brought forth" by the twelfth-century German nunHildegard of Bingen, provides 1012 neologisms for praise of Church andnew expression of the things of her world. Noting her visionary metaphors, her music, and various medieval linguistic philosophies, Higley examines how the"Unknown Language" makes arid signifiers green again. This text, however, is too often seen in too narrow a context: glossolalia, angelic language, secret code. Higley provides an edition and Englishtranslation of its glosses in the Riesencodex (with assistance from the Berlin MS) , but also places it within a history of imaginary language making from medieval times to the most contemporary projects in efforts to uncover this woman's bold involvement in an intellectual and creative endeavor thatspans centuries
Link Original 9781403976734 1403976732 (DLC) 2007012833 (OCoLC)122309357
Subject Hildegard, Saint, 1098-1179 -- Language -- Glossaries, etc
Latin language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
English language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Mysticism -- Dictionaries
Spirituality -- Dictionaries
Electronic books. local
Alt Author Higley, Sarah Lynn
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