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Hildegarde exorciste : la "Vie de Hildegarde" en français et sa principale source inédite

Abstract : The research presented here is situated in the continuation of the discovery, in 1996, of a Hildegard of Bingen's Vita in French, preserved in three 15th century manuscripts, Cambrai, Bibl. Mun., 812, Douai, Bibl. Mun., 869 and Lille, Bibl. Mun., 453 ( 383 ). Deepening her investigation about this text, the author bends in detail over the relations uniting those three codices, and goes deeply into the question of its sources. Several Latin texts having inspired the French Life may be identified, in particular the Octo lectiones in festo S. Hildegardis composed by Theoderich of Echternach, which propose an abbreviated Vita of the nun for a liturgical reading on the saint's day, September 17th. Another important and unpublished source is a dialogue between a priest and a devil in the presence of Hildegarde, in other words the anonymous narrative of a session of exorcism preserved in a 12th century codex, the ms. n° 9 of St.-Pieters-en-Paulusabdij, in Dendermonde (Belgium). Important questions still remain, however : we do not know in particular, in which date the combination of these various texts, or the transfer from Latin to French in the Vita took place. An appendix gives a new edition of the french Vita according to the ms. of Douai, with a critical apparatus which indicates its likely Latin sources.
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Laurence Moulinier. Hildegarde exorciste : la "Vie de Hildegarde" en français et sa principale source inédite. Hagiographica, 1998, V, pp.91-118. ⟨halshs-00608964⟩



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