Anglo-Saxon Plant Remedies and the Anglo-Saxons

  title={Anglo-Saxon Plant Remedies and the Anglo-Saxons},
  author={L. E. Voigts},
  pages={250 - 268}
  • L. E. Voigts
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Isis
  • I N THE SURVIVING BODY of vernacular writing from Anglo-Saxon England, medical texts, containing mostly remedies to be derived from plants, bulk large. In addition to glossed remedies and short treatises,' four long Old English medical works survive, three of them in unique manuscripts: the Lwceboc (Bald's Leechbook), Lacnunga, and Peri Didaxeon.2 The fourth text, the Herbarium Apulei, is the Old English translation of the late antique herbal falsely attributed to Apuleius and expanded to 185… CONTINUE READING
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