For many years, Hildemar of Corbie's commentary on the Rule of Benedict has been a very obscure text. The obscurity was due to the nineteenth-century edition's rarity and the absence of a modern critical edition. It is, however, one of the most important Carolingian monastic texts. The goal of the Hildemar Project is to promote the study of this fascinating text by providing a fully searchable version of Rupert Mittermüller's edition, complimented by an English translation of it.
The translation represents a collaborative effort among fifty medievalists to present a range of possible interpretations of the text. This website will provide an online forum for academic discussion pertaining to the author, text, manuscripts, and scholarship connected to the Carolingian magister, as well as broader research related to Carolingian monasticism.
Starting July 10, 2012, the facing Latin-English text will appear on the site as the chapters become available. Currently, the entire Latin text is online and eleven chapters are available in English translation. We anticipate that the entire text will be available by the end of 2012.