UN OURS BIEN LÉCHÉ: LE THÈME DE L'OURS CHEZHILDEGARDEDEBINGEN

Élisabeth Klein
unpublished
Hildegard of Bingen was a visionary benedictin abbess, in the area of Mainz (Germany) in the XI/th century. She wrote an important naturalist work. A chapter of the Physica ü dedicated to the bear. The role of the mother-bear ü described. Bear is depicted as a bipolar animal, warm an cold, soft and irascible, rather close to Man. Comparaison with Hildegard's other texts about bear stil/ not clarify the mystery surrounding the elaboration of her thoughts.
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