Medieval Herbal Remedies: The Old English Herbarium and Anglo-Saxon Medicine

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Routledge, Aug 21, 2012 - History - 350 pages
This book presents for the first time an up-to-date and easy-to-read translation of a medical reference work that was used in Western Europe from the fifth century well into the Renaissance. Listing 185 medicinal plants, the uses for each, and remedies that were compounded using them, the translation will fascinate medievalist, medical historians and the layman alike.
 

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Contents

the Lifelong Disappointments of T O Cockayne
1
2 Cockaynes Herbarium
35
3 The Old English Herbarium in a Larger European Context
68
Manuscripts Illustrations and the Need for a New Translation
101
5 A New Translation of the Old English Herbarium
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