Hildegard Revolutionizes Traditional Medicine
Lecture no. 29 from the course: Warriors, Queens and Intellectuals: 36 Great Women Before 1400
Taught by Professor Joyce E. Salisbury | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Meet one of the most famous women of the Middle Ages. Pledged as a nun from the age of eight, Hildegard put the considerable knowledge she acquired to work through her writings. Her texts on medicine are notable for their blending of ideas that were drawn from the masculine and feminine spheres, as well as the insight they provide into medieval medical practice.