Academic Sources

A dedicated source for manuscripts and critical editions.   

Michael Embach und Martina Wallner. Conspectus der Handschriften Hildegards von Bingen, Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2013.

12th Century
Wiesbaden, Hessische Landesbibliothek, Hs. 2 (Riesen Codex) or Wiesbaden Codex (ca. 1180-85)
Dendermonde, Belgium, St.-Pieters-&-Paulusabdij Cod. 9 (Villarenser codex) (ca. 1174/75)
Ghent, University Library MS 241 - 12th century 2nd half. (Liber Diuinorum Operum)
Troyes, Bibliotheque municipale, MS 683 - 12th century, last quarter (LDO)
Wurttemburgische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart, - 12th century, Epistulae

Muenchen, University Library, MS28156
Leipzig, University Library, St. Thomas 371 Paris, Bibl. Nat. MS 1139

13th Century
Engelberg, Stiftsbibliotek, Cod. 103. - early 13th century Breviary possibly from Disibodenberg, more likely Sponheim. (does not contain Hildegard works)
Frankfurt, Stadt- und Universitatsbibliothek, Fragment Lat. I 95
Lucca, Biblioteca Statale, MS 1942 - early 13th century (LDO)
Osterreichische Nationalbibliotek Codex 1016 - 13th century (Liber vitae meritorum, responsiones super quaestiones : later 12th century: letter to Bernard of Clairvaux, Littera Ignota, Kyrie, Alleluia O Uirga Mediatrix)


Trier, Stadtbibliothek, MS 722/277 late 15th century (Epistolae, LDO, Sciuias)
London, British Library, Add. MS 15418 (LDO)

16th Century

Critical Editions
Hildegardis Bingensis, Epistolarium pars prima I-XC edited by L. Van Acker, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CCCM 91A (Turnhout: Brepols, 1991)
Hildegardis Bingensis, Epistolarium pars secunda XCI-CCLr edited by L. Van Acker, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CCCM 91A (Turnhout: Brepols, 1993)
Hildegardis Bingensis, Epistolarium pars tertia CCLI-CCCXC edited by L. Van Acker and M. Klaes-Hachmoller, Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis XCIB (Turnhout: Brepols, 2001)
Hildegardis Bingensis, Scivias. A. Führkötter, A. Carlevaris eds., Corpus Christianorum Scholars Version vols. 43, 43A. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003)
Hildegardis Bingensis, Liber vitae meritorum. A. Carlevaris ed. Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CCCM 90 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1995)
Hildegardis Bingensis, Liber divinorum operum. A. Derolez and P. Dronke eds., Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CCCM 92 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1996)
Vita Sanctae Hildegardis. M. Klaes, Coprus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis, CCCM 126 (Turnhout Brepols, 1993)
Hildegardis Bingensis, Opera minoraH. FeissC. EvansB. M. KienzleC. MuessigB. NewmanP. Dronke eds., Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CCCM 226  (Turnhout Brepols, 2007)
Hildegardis Bingensis, Opera minora IIC. P. EvansJ. DeploigeS. MoensM. EmbachK. Gärtner eds., Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CCCM 226a  (Turnhout Brepols, 2014)

19th Century Editions (not critical for academic purposes, but useful)
Analecta Sanctae Hildegardis, in Analecta Sacra vol. 8 edited by Jean-Baptiste Pitra (Monte Cassino, 1882).
Patrologia Latina vol. 197 (1855).
    Alternate site access for PL 197

Articles and Dissertations
Jennifer Bain. Hildegard, Hermannus, and Late Chant StyleJournal of Music Theory 52/1 (2008), 123-149 [issued 2009]
Jennifer Bain. Hooked on Ecstasy: Performance 'Practice' and Reception of the Music of Hildegard von BingenThe Sounds and Sights of Performance in Medieval and Renaissance Music: Essays in Honour of Timothy J. McGee (Ashgate, 2009), 253-273..
Catherine M. Jeffreys . Melodia et rhetorica: the devotional song repertory of Hildegard of Bingen. PhD thesis, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne. 2000.
Jeannette D. Jones. A Theological Interpretation of Viriditas in Hildegard of Bingen and Gregory the Great  Portfolio of the Department of Musicology and Ethnomusicology. Boston University. Accessed online 21 July 2014.
Beverly R. Lomer. Music, rhetoric and the creation of feminist consciousness in the Marian songs of Hildegard of Bingen (1098--1179. PhD Dissertation. Florida Atlantic University 2006.
Constant J. Mews. Process Thought, Hildegard Of Bingen And Theological Tradition Monash University:Melbourne. 2000.
Xenia Sandstrom-McGuire. Symphonia Caritatis: The Cistercian Chants of Hildegard von Bingenpresentation at International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2008.
Xenia Sandstrom-McGuire, Symphonia Caritatis: The Cistercian Chants of Hildegard von Bingen. M.A. Thesis. University of Minnesota 2007.

A Companion to Hildegard of BingenDebra Stoudt, George Ferzoco, Beverly Kienzle ed. Brill: 2013.
Otto Muller Verlag Salzburg 1969: Hildegard von Bingen: Lieder (modern edition in adapted square notation)
Friedrich Wilhelm Emil Roth, "Glossae Hildigardis", in: Elias Steinmeyer and Eduard Sievers eds., Die Althochdeutschen Glossen, vol. III. Zürich: Wiedmann, 1895, 1965, pp. 390-404.

More Sources
Hildegard Bibliography - compiled by Dr. Werner Lauter of Rudesheim
Hildegard at MUGI Grundseite - maintained by Dr. Barbara Stühlmeyer
 in Deutsch: contains an extensive bibliography of works related to Hildegard von Bingen.


  1. Dear Colleagues: I am a graduate student in cultural astronomy and astrology at the University of Wales. Does anyone reading this note know of any work that has been done specifically on the "astrology of St. Hildegard" in her writings? In addition, are there manuscripts (or copies) which have not yet been translated from the Latin into English which would serve the community of scholars well?

    Thanks for any comments...John Murray

  2. Your starting point for scholarship would probably be Charles Burnett's essay, "Hildegard of Bingen and the Science of the Stars," pp. 111-120, in Burnett and Dronke, eds., Hildegard of Bingen: The Context of her Thought and Art.

    The main locus for astrological material in Hildegard's corpus is the Cause et Cure, esp. Books 5 and 6. (There are selections of these in Margaret Berger's translation, Hildegard of Bingen: Natural Philosophy and Medicine; but they are not, I believe, complete.)

    The principal scholarship on Cause et Cure, including the modern critical edition, has been by Laurence Moulinier, who has ventured the hypothesis that the most blatant astrological material in Books 5 and 6 was not authored directly by Hildegard, though was known to her and used in her monastery.