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Herrad of Landsberg

(d. 1195)


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(d. 1195)

Abbess of Hohenbourg in Alsace, who compiled from classical and contemporary sources an illustrated encyclopedia, Hortus Deliciarum, intended for the nuns’ instruction. Destroyed in 1870, it was partly reconstructed on the basis of later copies.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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