*For specifically academic bibliographic (critical editions, peer review, presentations et al.) sources and discussion, visit the Academic Sources tab.

Critical Editions
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. Gรคrtner eds., Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CCCM 226a  (Turnhout Brepols, 2014)

Dronke, Peter. "Hildegard von Bingen." In Women Writers of the Middles Ages: A Critical Study of Texts fro Perpetua to Marguerite Porete. Cambridge University Press. 1984.

Flanigan, Sabina. Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary Life.  London: Routledge, 1989; reprint, New York: Routledge, 1993. (

Silvas, Anna. Jutta and Hildegard: The Biograhpical Sources. Penn State University Press / Brepols. 1999.

Meconi, Honey.  ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ( 2018.

There are also two multi-author volumes that give good overviews:
Jennifer Bain, ed., ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ (2021: )

Barbara Newman, ed., ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜“๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต: ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜‰๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ (1998: )

A Companion to Hildegard of BingenDebra Stoudt, George Ferzoco, Beverly Kienzle ed. Brill: 2013.

Kerby-Fulton, Kathryn. “Prophet and Reformer.” In Voice of the LivingLight: Hildegard of Bingen and Her World, ed. Barbara Newman, 70-90. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Maddocks, Fiona. Hildegard ofBingen: A Woman of Her Age. London : Headline Book Publishing, 2001; reprint, Image Books, 2003.

Probst, Ernst. Hildegard von Bingen - Die Deutsche Prophetin (German Edition). GRIN Verlag, 2012

Witts, Richard. “How to Make aSaint: On Interpreting Hildegard of Bingen,” Early Music 27.3 (1998) : 478-486.

Hildegard von Bingen. Hildegard von Bingen's Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing. trans. Priscilla Throop. Healing Arts Press. 1998.

Fournier-Rosset, Jany. From Saint Hildegard's Kitchen: Foods of: Health, Foods of Joy. Liguori. 2010

Strehlow, Wighard and Hertzka, Gottfried. Hildegard of Bingen's Medicine (Folk Wisdom Series). Bear & Co. 1987.

Hildegard of Bingen Homilies on the Gospels. ed. Beverley Mayne Kienzle. Cistercian Studies. 2011

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) 

Hildegard of Bingen. The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume I. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Hildegard of Bingen. The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume II. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Hildegard of Bingen. The Letters of Hildegard of Bingen: Volume III. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

--Regarding Letters
Van Engen, John. "Letters and the Public Persona of Hildegard of Bingen." In Hildegard von Bingen in Ihrem historischen Umfeld, ed. Alfred Haverkamp, 375-418. Mainz, 2000.

Highley, Sarah L. Hildegard of Bingen's Unknown Language. An Edition Translation and Discussion. Palgrave Macmillan. 2007.

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..

Jennifer Bain. Selected Antiphons of Hildegard von Bingen: Notational and Structural Design. M.A. Thesis. McGill University: Montreal. 1995.

Fassler, Margot. “Composer and Dramatist: Melodious Singing and the Freshness of Remorse.” In Voice of the Living Light: Hildegard of Bingen and Her World, ed. Barbara Newman, 149-175. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Fassler, Margot. “Music for the Love Feast: Hildegard of Bingen and the Song of Songs.” In Women’s Voices across Musical Worlds, ed. Jane A Bernstein, 92-117. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003.

Saint Hildegard of Bingen. Symphonia: a Critical Edition of the Symphonia Armonie Celestium Revelationum [symphony of the Harmony of Celestial Revelations]. ed. and trans. Barbara Newman. 2nd ed. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998.

Hildegard of Bingen. Symphonia vol. 3 : The Holy Spirit. Edited by Marianne Richert Pfau with translations by Barbara Newman. Bryn Mawr: Hildegard Publishing Company, 1997. 

Jeffreys, Catherine M. “Melodia et rhetorica: the devotional song repertory of Hildegard of Bingen.Ph.D. diss., University of Melbourne, 2000.

Jenni, D. Martin. “Echoes in Hildegard’s Songs of the Song of Songs,” Mystics Quarterly 17 (1991) : 71-78.

Lomer, Beverly R. Music, rhetoric and the creation of feminist consciousness in the Marian songs of Hildegard of Bingen (1098--1179. PhD Dissertation. Florida Atlantic University 2006.

Sandstrom-McGuire, Xenia. Symphonia Caritatis: The Cistercian Chants of Hildegard von Bingenpresentation at International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2008.

Sandstrom-McGuire, Xenia. Symphonia Caritatis: The Cistercian Chants of Hildegard von Bingen. M.A. Thesis. University of Minnesota 2007.

Pfau, Marianne Richert. “Hildegard von Bingen’s Symphonia: An Analysis of Musical Process, Modality, and Text-Music Relations.” Ph.D Diss., Stony Brook University, 1990.

Stevens, John. “The Musical Individuality of Hildegard’s Songs: A Liturgical Shadowland.” In Hildegard of Bingen: The Context of Her Life and Thought, ed. Charles Burnett and Peter Dronke, 163-188. London: Warburg Institute 1998.

McGinn, Bernard. “The Changing Shape of Late Medieval Mysticism,” Church History, Vol. 65, No.2 (Jun 1996), 197-219.

McGinn, Bernard. “Love, Knowledge, and Mystical Union in Western Christianity: Twelfth through Sixteenth Centuries,” Church History, Vol. 56, No.1 (March 1987) : 7-24.

Butcher, Carmen Acevendo. Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader. Paraclete Press. 2007.

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.

Mews, Constant J. “Hildegard and the Schools.” In Hildegard of Bingen andthe Context of her Thought and Art, eds. Charles Burnett and Peter Dronke. 89-110. London: Warburg Institute, 1998.

Mews, Constant J. Process Thought, Hildegard Of Bingen And Theological Tradition. Available at Internet. Accessed 2007, March 30.

Mews, Constant J. “Religious Thinker: ‘A Frail Human Being’ on Fiery Life.” In Voice of the Living Light: Hildegard of Bingen and Her World. ed. Barbara Newman, 52-69. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1998.

Newman, Barbara, Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard’s Theologyof the Feminine. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987; reprint 1989. 

Somfai, Anna. “Hildegard of Bingen: The Power of Vision and the Vision of Power.” In Issues in Medieval Philosophy ed. Nancy van Deusen. Ottawa : The Institute of Medieval Music, 2001.

Tsakiropoulou-Summers, Tatiana. “Hildegard of Bingen: Teutonic Prophetess.” In WomenWriting Latin: From Roman Antiquity to Early Modern Europe vol. 2. eds. Laurie J. Churchill, Phyllis R. Brown and Jane E. Jeffrey, 133-172. New York, 2002.

Critical Editions & Complete Translations
Hildegardis Bingensis, Scivias. A. Fรผhrkรถtter, A. Carlevaris eds., Corpus Christianorum Scholars Version vols. 4343A. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003) 

Hildegard of Bingen: Scivias. trans. Mother Columba Hart and Jane Bishop. Paulist Press 1990.

Hildegard of Bingen. Scivias by Hildegard of Bingen: The English Translation from the Critical Latin Edition. trans. Bruce Hozeski. Bear & Co. 1985.

abridged translations


Critical Editions & Translations
Hildegardis Bingensis, Liber vitae meritorum. A. Carlevaris ed. Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CCCM 90 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1995) 

Hildegard of Bingen. The Book of the Rewards of Life: Liber Vitae Meritorum. trans. Bruce W. Hozeski. Oxford University Press. 1997.

abridged Translations

Critical Editions & Translations
Hildegardis Bingensis, Liber divinorum operum. A. Derolez and P. Dronke eds., Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis CCCM 92 (Turnhout: Brepols, 1996) 

abridged translations
Hildegard of Bingen. Hildegard of Bingen’s Book of Divine Workswith Letters and Songs. Abridged. Edited by Matthew Fox with Translation by Robert Cunningham et al. Santa Fe: Bear and Co, 1987


FICTION et al.
Dyrek, G.M. The Seer and the Scribe: Spear of Destiny. Luminis Books. 2011.

Kampรฅs, Ingrid. Drottningkronan: Slakten del 5. Historiska Media. 2013.

Lachman, Barbara. The Journal of Hildegard of Bingen: Bell Tower. Harmony. 1995.

O'Hanneson, Joan. Scarlet Music: A Life of Hildegard von Bingen (Crossroad Fiction Program). Crossroad Publishing Company. 1997.

Ray, Joyce. Feathers & Trumpets, a Story of Hildegard of Bingen. Apprentice Shop Books. 2014

Sharratt, Mary. Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen. Mariner Books. 2013


Hildegard Society Channel on Youtube

Vision: From the Life of Hildegard von Bingen (2009)

Hildegard of Bingen. In Our Time. BBC Radio 4. June 26, 2014.  

Hildegard of Bingen: Sybil of the Rhine. Harmonia. Indiana Public Radio. Program (01-11) 2002.


Wiesbaden "Giant" Codex Hs.2 digital online
Analecta Sanctae Hildegardis, in Analecta Sacra vol. 8 edited by Jean-Baptiste Pitra (Monte Cassino, 1882).
Patrologia Latina vol. 197 (1855).

Hildegard von Bingen - Online sources
WorldCat Search Results (6,001 items, 228 theses/diss.)
  2014 (88 items, 1 new thesis)
  2013 (160 items, 5 new theses)
  2012 (202  items, 4  new theses)

Early Manuscripts at Oxford - Online facsimiles
E-Codices - Virtual MS Library of Switzerland
Codices Electronici Sangallenses - St. Gall MS online
Utrecht Psalter - Complete digital facsimile of Ms 32
The Rule of St. Benedict - at
The Orb - Online reference book for Medieval Studies

Language links
A Cool Latin Website - 
The Latin Library - at the Classics Page
Latin Teaching Materials 
Medieval Latin Online
 - an online guide to written languages

Ambrosian Chant et al (online Chants)
Antiphonale Sacrasanctae (online) - Divine Office Chants
Archivium Liturgicum Sacrosanctae (online Chants)
Barbara Haggh-Huglo - University of Maryland, College Park - Parallel translation of Divine Office
CANTUS / LMLO Searchable database
CANTUS - A Database for Latin Ecclesiastical Chant
CANTUS PLANUS - Chant Database at Regensberg
CURSUS Project
 - Medeival Liturgical Texts
Divine Music Project - Byzantine resource
DScriptorium - Digital Scriptorium
Gregorian Chant on the Net - many, many links
LaTrobe University - Medieval Manuscript Database
Liber Usualis Online
Liturgical Texts Project - by Fr. Hieromonk Aidan
Latin Vulgate online - with parallel Douay English
Medieval Source Book - at Fordham University
Musicologie mรฉdiรฉvale -
Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum - Source readings 

Discography of Hildegard's music

Hill Museum & Manuscript Library - at St. John's University
Library of Congress - US

Paleographical and Epigraphical aids
Anglo-Norman Paleography course - Uof Leicester

Online E-Texts
Bernardi Claraevallensis - Opera Omnia online
Bibliotheca Augustana - Online Latin texts
Celtic Literature Collective - Irish, Welsh and Latin
Columbia University Online Text Services - links
Early Christian Writings Online - Gnostics et al.
IntraText - Online Latin, German, Philosophy et al.
The Perseus Digital Library- Source Readings of Classical Texts
Project Gutenberg -
Sacred-texts Online -
Virtual Xn-ity Bibles - Easy way to build foreign vocab
Wabash Center - World Religion e-resources


CATHOLICApostolic Letter proclaiming St. Hildegard
Doctor of the Church

Matthew Fox at
Heresy or Hope?: A Critique of Matthew Fox's Creation Spirituality - by Lawrence Osbourne of Dialogue Ireland
Barbara Newman, “Romancing the Past: A Critical Look at Matthew Fox and the Medieval Creation Mystics,” Touchstone 5 (1992), pp. 5 - 10.

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