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Book of Divine Works of Hildegard of Bingen By Priscilla Throop
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Hildegard of Bingen's third visionary book, LIBER DIVINORUM OPERUM, describes the human being as a microcosm, reflecting the greater cosmos. She deals with the interplay of the elements inside and... More > outside the human body, the relationship of body and soul and virtues and vices, and gives an overview of biblical history.< Less
Saxon Holy Women in Carolingian Times By Priscilla Throop
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English translation of the Latin VITAE ('Lives') of Queen Matilda (wife of Henry the Fowler and mother of the emperor Otto I), Hathumoda (Abbess of Gandersheim), and Liutberga (an anchoress at... More > Wendhausen), three influential women in 9th and 10th century Saxony.< Less
The Life of Saint Gall By Priscilla Throop
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The Life of Saint Gall, written by Wettin of Reichenau, tells of his journey from Ireland with Saint Columbanus and his settlement in what is now Switzerland.
Three Lives and a Rule By Priscilla Throop
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The life of Hildegard, written by the monks Godfrey and Theodoric, with Hildegard's lives of Disibod and Rupert, and her Explanation of the Rule of Saint Benedict.
YES AND NO: Peter Abelard's SIC ET NON By Priscilla Throop
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Peter Abelard's SIC ET NON lay in obscurity until the 19th century, when Victor Cousin discovered a full manuscript and a fragment. Since then, another full MS and eight fragments have come to light.... More > Abelard's SIC ET NON presents 158 theological questions, followed by citations from various Church fathers, councils, and creeds. These conflict in their discussion of the matter at hand, some SIC (YES) others NON (NO). Abelard includes the "Gelasian Decretals", showing that all of his citations are from approved works. Abelard was condemned as a heretic and sentenced to perpetual silence (1141), and his writings were included on the list of prohibited works (1563). SIC ET NON is a gem of theological education.< Less
Alcuin By Priscilla Throop
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The LIFE of Alcuin of York, head of Charlemagne's Palace School at Aachen, written by an anonymous monk; Alcuin's treatise ON VIRTUES AND VICES, written as a handbook for Wido, Commander of the... More > Breton March; and the DIALOGUE between ALCUIN and PEPIN, son of Charlemagne< Less
Allegories in All Holy Scripture: the complete translation of Allegoriae in Universam Sacram Scripturam, formerly attributed to Hrabanus Maurus By Priscilla Throop
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An anonymous 12th century work, long attributed to the 9th century bishop and abbot, Hrabanus Maurus, presents an alphabetical listing of words used in the Bible, with varied allegorical meanings.
Causes and Cures of Hildegard of Bingen By Priscilla Throop
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Hildegard of Bingen's medical/visionary work, Causae et Curae,describes the world and man's place in it. Holistic medicine and quantum physics intertwine astoundingly in this 12th century work,... More > translated completely, from Latin to English, by Priscilla Throop, translator of Hildegard's Physica,Isidore's Etymologies, Abelard's Sic et Non and Aelfric's Grammar and Glossary.< Less
Isidore of Seville's Etymologies: Complete English Translation, Volume I By Priscilla Throop
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This "encyclopedia" by the seventh century bishop of Seville, an important source for the history of intellectual culture in the early middle ages, gathers together the elements of secular... More > learning and adds a great deal of ecclesiastical information. Its wide use in medieval education is attested by the more than a thousand extant manuscripts, second only to the number of manuscripts of the Bible.Isidore sets out the etymology or "true meaning" of words - to him, the fundamental means to all knowledge.< Less
Isidore of Seville's Etymologies: Complete English Translation, Volume 2 By Priscilla Throop
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Volume two of Isidore of Seville's Etymologies, books XI-XX plus Index of Latin words.