Healing and Society in Medieval England

Healing and Society in Medieval England

A Middle English Translation of the Pharmaceutical Writings of Gilbertus Anglicus

eBook - 1991
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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.



Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1991
ISBN: 9780299129330
0299129330
0299129349
9780299129347
9780299129309
0299129306
Characteristics: 1 online resource (lxxiii, 378 pages)
Additional Contributors: Gilbertus Anglicus

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