Horticulture and Health in the Middle Ages: Images from the Tacuinum Sanitatis

@article{Janick2010HorticultureAH,
  title={Horticulture and Health in the Middle Ages: Images from the Tacuinum Sanitatis},
  author={Jules Janick and Marie Christine Daunay and Harry S. Paris},
  journal={Hortscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={1592-1596}
}
Lavishly illustrated late 14th century manuscripts known as the Tacuinum Sanitatis, a guide for healthy living, were based on an 11th century Arabic manuscript known as the Taqwim al-Sihha bi al-Ashab al-Sitta (Rectifying Health by Six Causes) written by the physician and philosopher Ibn Butlan (d. 1063). The expensive, illustrated Tacuinum Sanitatis tomes portray a utopian feudal society in which nobles are engaged in play and romance while feudal laborers work the estate. Rich in… 

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