Unformatted text preview: Hildegard begins her description of this vision with thest
"After this I saw a vast instrument, round and shadowed, in the
shape of an egg, small at the top, large in the middle, and narrowed
at the bottom; outside it, surrounding its circumference, there was
a bright fire with, as it were, a shadowy zone under it. And in that
fire there was a globe of sparkling flame so great that the whole
instrument was illuminated by it."
Credit: Oakg-images/Erich Lessing
Think About It
Discuss what the term "Romanesque" means
and distinguish some of the key stylistic features
associated with architecture in this style.
Discuss the sculpture that was integrated into
the exteriors of Romanesque churches. Why was
it there? Whom did it address? What were the
prominent messages? Refer to at least one church
discussed in this chapter.
These pages served as the beginning of
the Gospel of Matthew in two medieval
manuscripts, one Hiberno-Saxon and the...
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- Spring '19
- Glen Brown