Hildegard von Bingen and Julian of Norwich : two medieval women mystics of the twelfth and fourteenth centuries : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
The focus of this work is to explore medieval women mystics of Europe. In examining the works of these mystics, I will concentrate on two major writers. The first, from the 12th century, is Hildegard von Bingen, the first major German mystic. Julian of Norwich, from the 14th century, is the second writer and is titled as the first known woman writer in English literature. The goal of this discussion is to compare an early medieval, mystical writer (12th c.) to a later writer (14th c.). The fact that many people are not even aware of women's achievements as writers during this time period makes this exciting and necessary research.