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What was Hildegard of Bingen best known for?

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What was Hildegard of Bingen best known for?

Medieval Women:

While women in the Middle Ages were traditionally under the authority of their husband, father, or oldest living male relative, some women could and did attain a great deal of prestige on their own. These women tended to be religious figures who used the religiosity of the day to their advantage. They were not manipulating this cultural state, for they firmly believed in what they taught, and sought to use their authority to further help those around them.

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Hildegard of Bingen is best known in the present for her musical pieces, but while she was alive she was known as a religious mystic who received...

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Medieval Composers: Hildegard von Bingen, Guillaume de Machaut, Leonin & Perotin

from Music 101: Intro to Music

Chapter 1 / Lesson 3
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