Healing & Society in Medieval England : A Middle English Translation of the Pharmaceutical Writings of Gilbertus Anglicus, Paperback / softback Book

Healing & Society in Medieval England : A Middle English Translation of the Pharmaceutical Writings of Gilbertus Anglicus Paperback / softback

Edited by Faye Marie Getz

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 456 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of medicine
  • ISBN: 9780299129347

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