Hildegard von Bingen's Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing [NOOK Book]

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One of two major medical treatises by medieval healer Hildegard von Bingen, presented in its entirety for the first time in English during the 900th anniversary of her birth. 


• A seminal text in the development of Western herbal medicine 


• Presents nine categories of healing systems--Plants, Elements, Trees, Stones, Fish, Birds, Animals, Reptiles, and Metals--and elaborates on their medicinal use 


• Closely related to Eastern medical approaches that are ...

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Overview


One of two major medical treatises by medieval healer Hildegard von Bingen, presented in its entirety for the first time in English during the 900th anniversary of her birth. 


• A seminal text in the development of Western herbal medicine 


• Presents nine categories of healing systems--Plants, Elements, Trees, Stones, Fish, Birds, Animals, Reptiles, and Metals--and elaborates on their medicinal use 


• Closely related to Eastern medical approaches that are gaining respect today 


Saint, mystic, healer, visionary, fighter, Hildegard von Bingen stands as one of the great figures in the history of women in me. 

At a time when few women could write and most were denied a formal education, Hildegard von Bingen became a legendary healer, visionary, musician, artist, poet, and saint. Her works include twenty-seven symphonic compositions; Scivias, a compilation of her visions; and her two major medical works, Causae et Curae, a medical compendium, and Physica, published here in English in its entirety for the first time. 

Physica has a strong affinity with the Eastern medical approaches gaining great respect today. The modern reader interested in natural healing will recognize the enormous truth in the theories of this 12th-century physician, which remind us that our cures for illness depend on our natural world and our place in it. 

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Editorial Reviews

American Herb Association
Gives a good sense of 12th century herbalism based on humors, common superstition, and sprinkled with a dose of Bingen's mystical insights.
Lee Pennock Huntington
"A work filled with astonishments and delights for present-day readers."
Elisbeth Brooke
"Saint, mystic, healer, visionary, fighter, Hildegard von Bingen stands as one of the great figures in the history of women in medicine. She was renowned for her healing work and her original theories of medicine."
American Herb Association
"Gives a good sense of 12th century herbalism based on humors, common superstition, and sprinkled with a dose of Bingen's mystical insights."
Montpelier Times Argus Lee Pennock Huntington
"A work filled with astonishments and delights for present-day readers."
Vol 16:2 American Herb Association
"Gives a good sense of 12th century herbalism based on humors, common superstition, and sprinkled with a dose of Bingen's mystical insights."
in Women Healers Elisbeth Brooke
"Saint, mystic, healer, visionary, fighter, Hildegard von Bingen stands as one of the great figures in the history of women in medicine. She was renowned for her healing work and her original theories of medicine."
From the Publisher
"A work filled with astonishments and delights for present-day readers."

"Gives a good sense of 12th century herbalism based on humors, common superstition, and sprinkled with a dose of Bingen's mystical insights."

"Saint, mystic, healer, visionary, fighter, Hildegard von Bingen stands as one of the great figures in the history of women in medicine. She was renowned for her healing work and her original theories of medicine."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594777752
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 636,406
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

A Latin and Greek scholar, Priscilla Throop holds a master's degree from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Theological Studies from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. She is a member of the Vermont Classical Language association and is currently translating Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae. She lives in Charlotte, Vermont.
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Table of Contents

Hildegard Von Bingen's Physica
The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing

Translated from the Latin by Priscilla Throop
1 Plants
2 Elements
3 Trees
4 Stones
5 Fish
6 Birds
7 Animals
8 Reptiles
9 Metals
Index

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