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The Second Part of the Popular Errors

The Second Part of the Popular Errors

by Laurent Joubert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0817354158

ISBN-13: 9780817354152

Pub. Date: 01/07/2007

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

This book is an English translation of the second volume of Laurent Joubert’s 1578 French work Erreurs Populaires. In it, Joubert proposed to dispel folk remedies and folklore still relied on by doctors and care-givers in France. It also challenged medical theories and advice from classical Greek and Latin writers that French doctors followed

Overview

This book is an English translation of the second volume of Laurent Joubert’s 1578 French work Erreurs Populaires. In it, Joubert proposed to dispel folk remedies and folklore still relied on by doctors and care-givers in France. It also challenged medical theories and advice from classical Greek and Latin writers that French doctors followed uncritically.

Gregory de Rocher’s skill as a translator brings this highly readable and very funny book to life. Many topics central to Joubert’s thesis in the 1500s remain contemporary themes in the popular and scholarly literature of the 1980s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817354152
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
01/07/2007
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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