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Health and healing from the medieval garden

Author: Peter Dendle; Alain Touwaide
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title looks at the important and ever-shifting role of medicinal plants in medieval science, art, culture, and thought, both in the Latin Western medical tradition and in Byzantine and medieval Arabic medicine.
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Genre/Form: History
études diverses
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dendle; Alain Touwaide
ISBN: 9781843833635 1843833638
OCLC Number: 181069380
Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Alaine Touwaide and Peter Dendle --
1. The legacy of classical antiquity in Byzantium and the West / Alain Touwaide --
2. Plants and planets : linking the vegetable with the celestial in late- medieval texts / Linda Ehrsam Voigts --
3. Plants in the early medieval cosmos : herbs, divine potency, and the scala natura / Peter Dendle --
4. A cook's therapeutic use of garden herbs / Terence Scully --
5. The jujube tree in the Eastern Mediterranean : a case study in the methodology of textual archeobotany / Alain Touwaide --
6. Gardens on Vellum : plants and herbs in Anglo-Saxon manuscripts / Maria Amalia D'Aronco --
7. The sources for plant names in Anglo-Saxon England and the Laud herbal glossary / Philip G. Rusche --
8. Anglo-Saxon ethnobotany : women's feproductive medicine in Leechbook III / Marijane Osborn --
9. Herbs and the medieval surgeon / Peter Murray Jones --
10. Rosemary : not just for rememberance / George R. Keiser --
11. Utility and aesthetics in the gardens of al-Andalus : species with multiple uses / Expiracion Garcia Sanchez --
12. Hortus redivivus : the medieval garden recreated / Deirdre Larkin.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Dendle, Alain Touwaide.
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