The reconstructed Hortus provides a valuable witness to the culture of an otherwise little-known and little-celebrated monastic community. The Hortus Deliciarum is a large compilation of texts from Biblical, traditional and theological sources to treat the history of the world from creation to its final. English: Hortus deliciarum, a medieval manuscript including music, poetry, and symbolic illustrations, from the 12th century – begun

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Herrad of Landsberg

Credits New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards. If one looks closely, there is more at stake in these images of Christ, his predecessors, and a monster.

The Hortus deliciarum is a medieval, illuminated encyclopedia compiled by Herrad of Landsberg at the Hohenburg Abbey in Alsace. In this sense, we can grasp the name of their grand work, the Hortus Deliciarumor the Garden of Delights. It has the characteristic peculiar to the twelfth century: There were few opportunities available to women for education and study because none were allowed into university.

It is the first encyclopedia that was evidently written by a woman. She was obviously bright hortis intelligent with no illusions about the contradictory nature of life as a woman… …despise the world, despise nothing; despise thyself, despise despising thyself.

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The music set out in the Hortus deliciarum contains the earliest versions of polyphonic music more than one melody at once originating from a convent. Smaller illustrations adorned the pages with text. The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “.


While not highly original, Hortus Deliciarum shows a wide range of learning. The singers have their own way of interpreting the rhythm of the early notation, and the overall impression of constant flow gortus they achieve is impressive.

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The listener is left with a good sense of how sacred music was developing in the 12th century by leaps and bounds in so many directions, even to the extent of cantillated readings being occasionally sung in three parts. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Sign up to get a Weekly Email from Medievalists. From Herrad’s stanza song, “Primus parens hominum” “Man’s first parent”whose musical notation still exists, describes salvation history, from the creation of humanity and its fall, through the coming of Christ, to the final heavenly Jerusalem.

After Mary is confirmed to be free of worldly semen, we find another text evoking the importance of enclosed spaces, or untouched wombs.

Herrad of Landsberg – New World Encyclopedia

The texts and image work in conjunction to celebrate the life of the virgins and the place they hold in fulfilling salvation history. This file deoiciarum additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it.

The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat This image may not be in the public domain in these countries, which moreover do not implement the rule of the shorter term.


This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain delociarum the United States.

The angry Babylonians cast Daniel in a den of lions for seven days, but the king keeps the angry Babylonians from entering the den by placing a seal over it.

Finally, we have a final story on folio 83 verso that textually establishes visual reversals of the dual Christ image on the following folio.

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Virgin Sacrifice in the 12th century: The Hortus Deliciarum

Hortus deliciarum is one of the first sources of polyphony originating from a convent. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Thanks to the leadership of Abbess Herrad of Hohenburg c. Hildegard Von Bingen Hortus Deliciarum Remarkable unaccompanied singing on a beautiful disc of 12th-century sacred music View record and artist details Record and Artist Details.

I make it known to your holiness, that, like a little bee inspired by God, I collected from the various flowers of sacred Scripture and philosophic writings this book, which is called the Hortus deliciarum, and I brought it together to the praise and honor of Christ and the church and for the sake of your love as if into a single sweet honeycomb.