Medieval Herbals: The Illustrative Traditions

Medieval Herbals: The Illustrative Traditions

by Minta Collins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802083137

ISBN-13: 9780802083135

Pub. Date: 09/19/2000

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

This useful text (a paperback reprint of a cloth original published in 2000) compiles all known medieval herbals, treatises on the medicinal use of herbs which began with that of the Roman Dioscurides. Minta, who first wrote on herbals for her dissertation in art history at the Courtauld Institute in London, UK, uses an art historical approach to her survey,

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This useful text (a paperback reprint of a cloth original published in 2000) compiles all known medieval herbals, treatises on the medicinal use of herbs which began with that of the Roman Dioscurides. Minta, who first wrote on herbals for her dissertation in art history at the Courtauld Institute in London, UK, uses an art historical approach to her survey, describing the pictorial traditions at work in these heavily illustrated manuscripts. The history of each manuscript and full description of its contents are provided, including details of its scribe, painter, and patron, when these are known. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802083135
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
09/19/2000
Series:
British Library Studies in Medieval Culture Series
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATE
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.90(d)

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