Medieval Welsh Medical Texts

Hunt's Plant Names of Medieval England and André's Les noms de plantes dans la Rome antique. As noted above, these recipes are not independent native Welsh products, but rather form part of a larger pan-European medical culture.

Author: Diana Luft

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786835499

Category: History

Page: 640

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OPEN ACCESS To view Medieval Welsh Medical Texts for free click on the following links: This volume presents the first critical edition and translation of the corpus of medieval Welsh medical recipes traditionally ascribed to the Physicians of Myddfai. These offer practical treatments for a variety of everyday conditions such as toothache, constipation and gout. The recipes have been edited from the four earliest collections of Welsh medical texts in manuscript, which date from the late fourteenth century. A series of notes provides sources and analogues for the recipes, demonstrating their relationship with the European medical tradition. The identification of herbal ingredients in the recipes is based on pre-modern plant-name glossaries rather than modern dictionaries, and has led to new interpretations of many of the recipes. Comprehensive glossaries allow the reader to find any recipe based on the ingredients and equipment used in it or the condition treated. This new interpretation of these texts clearly shows that they are not unique, but rather form part of the medical tradition that was common throughout Europe during the Middle Ages.

Three Receptaria from Medieval England

GLOSSARY OF FRENCH WORDS Plant names have been generally excluded because of their bulk, the complexities of identification, and the fact that they can be consulted in Hunt, Plant Names of Medieval England (Cambridge, 1989).

Author: Tony Hunt

Publisher: The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature

ISBN: 9780907570141

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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The study represents an edition of just over 1500 medical receipts transmitted in three fourteenth-century compendia. The particular interest of these multilingual compilations lies in their date – earlier than most published receipts – and their showing the three languages of medieval England in vigorous and simultaneous use. The language of the Middle English receipts reveals distinctive features which add indispensably to our knowledge of the English language in this period. There are detailed indexes, including a survey of the medical conditions covered, and the notes provide comprehensive references to analogous receipts in other published collections, so shedding light on the processes of compilation and transmission.

Health and Healing from the Medieval Garden

See his Pristina medicamenta: Ancient and Medieval Botany and his Herbs and Herbalism in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, both ed. Katherine e. Stannard and richard Kay (aldershot, 1999). 5 tony Hunt, Plant Names of Medieval England ...

Author: Peter Dendle

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843839767

Category: Science

Page: 270

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Fresh examinations of the role of medicinal plants in medieval thought and practice and how they contributed to broader ideas concerning the body, religion and identity.

Ashgate Critical Essays on Early English Lexicographers

Volume 2: Middle English Christine Franzen. (Würzburger medizinhistorische Forschungen 32) Pattensen/Han.: Wellm. Hunt, Tony 1989 Plant names of medieval England. Cambridge: Brewer. Kitson, Peter 1988 ...

Author: Christine Franzen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351870313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 578

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The teaching of Latin remained important after the Conquest but Anglo-Norman now became a language of instruction and, from the thirteenth century onwards, a language to be learned. During this period English lexicographers were more numerous, more identifiable and their works more varied, for example: the tremulous hand of Worcester created an Old English-Latin glossary, and Walter de Bibbesworth wrote a popular contextualized verse vocabulary of Anglo-Norman country life and activities. The works and techniques of Latin scholars such as Adam of Petit Point, Alexander Nequam, and John of Garland were influential throughout the period. In addition, grammarians' and schoolmasters' books preserve material which in some cases seems to have been written by them. The material discussed ranges from a twelfth-century glossary written at a minor monastic house to four large alphabetical fifteenth-century dictionaries, some of which were widely available. Some material seems to connect with the much earlier Old English glossaries in ways not yet fully understood.

Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English

Betty Hill , ' The twelfth - century Conduct of Life , formerly the Poema Morale or A Moral Ode ' , Leeds Studies in English 9 ( 1977 ) , 97–144 . Tony Hunt , Plant Names of Medieval England ( Cambridge , 1989 ) .

Author: Margaret Laing

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 0859913848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 186

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Descriptive list of the English written between c. 1150 and 1300 -a major contribution to Middle English scholarship.

Sixteenth Century English Dictionaries

... wordlist of Old English, discussed in Chapter 15), and 43 from the fifteenth century.99 None of the medieval lists of plant names appear to have been published in the early modern period, and no medieval herbalwas printed until1525.

Author: John Considine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198832287


Page: 480

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This is the first of three volumes offering a new history of lexicography in and beyond the early modern British Isles. This volume focuses on the period from the end of the Middle Ages to the year 1600, exploring the first printed dictionaries, Latin and foreign language dictionaries, and specialized English wordlists.

Healing and Society in Medieval England

A Middle English Translation of the Pharmaceutical Writings of Gilbertus Anglicus Faye M. Getz ... Just as a medieval herbal glossary could give a number of names for the same plant--"camedreos, quercula minor, germandria idem"65--so ...

Author: Faye M. Getz

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299129330

Category: History

Page: 456

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Originally composed in Latin by Gilbertus Anglicus (Gilbert the Englishman), his Compendium of Medicine was a primary text of the medical revolution in thirteenth-century Europe. Composed mainly of medicinal recipes, it offered advice on diagnosis, medicinal preparation, and prognosis. In the fifteenth-century it was translated into Middle English to accommodate a widening audience for learning and medical “secrets.” Faye Marie Getz provides a critical edition of the Middle English text, with an extensive introduction to the learned, practical, and social components of medieval medicine and a summary of the text in modern English. Getz also draws on both the Latin and Middle English texts to create an extensive glossary of little-known Middle English pharmaceutical and medical vocabulary.

Studies in Early Modern English

Grigson, Geoffrey 1974 A dictionary of English plant-names. London: Lane. Harvey, John 1987 “Henry Daniel. A scientific gardener of the fourteenth century”, Garden History 15: 81 —93. Hunt, Tony 1989 Plant names of medieval England.

Author: Dieter Kastovsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110879599

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 515

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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

The Medieval Hospital and Medical Practice

15 Translators of some classical and medieval texts are excellent at identifying plant names . ... Theophrastus ' Enquiry into Plants ( 2 vols , 1968 ) , advised on the Liddell and Scott's Greek - English Lexicon , and also influenced ...

Author: Barbara S. Bowers

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075465110X

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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Using an innovative approach to evidence for the medieval hospital and medical practice, this collection of essays presents new research by leading international scholars in creating a holistic look at the hospital as an environment within a social and intellectual context.

Medieval Herbal Remedies

names, as is the case today for people who use botanical names easily when talking about plants. References used for Old English plant names were Cockayne, De Vriend's edition of the Old English Herbarium, The Old English Illustrated ...

Author: Anne Van Arsdall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415938495

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 259

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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.