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Hildemar

 

Hildemar was the abbot of the monastery of Civate in the mid-ninth century. His commentary on the Rule of Benedict is one of the oldest and probably is based on lectures he gave to his monks. In addition to explaining the Rule itself, the commentary discusses a range of practices common to contemporary Carolingian monasticism, such as child oblates. The text was very popular and circulated widely in complete copies, such as Karlsruhe, LB Perg. Aug. 179 and Karlsruhe, LB Perg. Aug. 203, and in abbreviated forms. The variety of transmission forms means that the text lacks a modern critical edition and the nineteenth century editions are rare. Therefore, a digitized copy of the 1880 edition by Rupert Mittermüller is provided here:

III. EXPOSITIO REGULAE AB HILDEMARO TRADITA ET NUNC PRIMUM TYPIS MANDATA.
1880
RATISBONAE, NEO-EBORACI ET CINCINNATII SUMPTIBUS, CHARTIS ET TYPIS FRIDERICI PUSTET, S. SEDIS APOSTOLICAE TYPOGRAPHI.