RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 70707946 LA English T1 A Byzantine encyclopaedia of horse medicine : the sources, compilation, and transmission of the Hippiatrica A1 McCabe, Anne Elena., PB Oxford University Press PP Oxford; New York YR 2007 SN 9780199277551 0199277559 AB How were Greek texts on the care and medical treatment of the horse transmitted from antiquity to the present day? Using the evidence of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation known as the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe traces the journey of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and ultimately to the printed edition. Surviving manuscripts include both magnificent presentation copies and plain ones intended for use in the field. The Hippiatrica is a rich and little-known source of information about horses, medicine, and magic. This book provides a guide to its complex history as well as a host of fascinating details, and includes color illustrations of a number of manuscript pages.