1st Edition

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

ISBN 9780415884037
Published October 6, 2010 by Routledge
276 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Introduction  1. Oswald the Obscure: The Lifelong disapointments of T.O. Cockayne  2. Cockayne's Herbarium  3. The Old English Hebarium in a Larger European Context  4. The Herbarium: Manuscripts, Illustrations, and the need for a new translation  5. A New Translation of the Old English Herbarium:
Herbarium: Contents list  Hebarium: Remedies  Bibliography  Index of Plant Names  Index of Complaints

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"Van Arsdall's translation is lucid, idiomatic, and captures the matter-of-fact tone of the original
." -- Faith Wallis, McGill University, Speculum
"a welcome contribution to the study of medicine in Anglo-Saxon England and will be very useful for both reference and teaching." -- Faith Wallis, McGill University, Speculum