The Medieval Flower Book

The Medieval Flower Book

by Celia Fisher

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780712358941
Publisher: British Library Publishing
Publication date: 04/15/2013
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Celia Fisher gained her MA and PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she studied flowers in 15th-century paintings and manuscripts. She lectures and writes widely on the history of plants and gardens in art. Her previous publications include Flowers and Fruit, The Medieval Flower Book, and Flowers of the Renaissance.

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
Descriptions of Plants

Acanthus
Anemone and Adonis
Apples
Artemisia
Arum
Balm and Melissa
Beans and Broadbeans
Betony
Blackberries and Raspberries
Bluebells
Borage and Comfrey
Broom Bryony
Campanula
Campion
Carline thistle
Centaury and Cornflower
Cherries and Plums
Cinquefoil and Lady’s mantle
Clover and Vetch
Columbine
Convolvulus
Corncockle and Soapwort
Cranesbill
Cyclamen
Daffodils
Daisies
Dill and Coriander
Elecampane
Euphorbia
Figs
Forget-me-nots and Speedwells
Foxgloves
Garlic
Gourds, Cucumbers and Melons
Hawthorn
Hellebores
Hollyhocks and Mallows
Honeysuckle
Hops
Houseleeks
Hyssop and Marjoram
Irises
Ivy and Bay
Jasmine
Larkspur and Monkshood
Lavender
Lettuce and Dandelion
Lilies
Lily of the valley and Solomon’s seal
Lupins
Mandrake
Marigolds
Medlars and Pears
Mulberries
Mullein
Nettles and Hemp
Nigella
Nightshade
Oranges
Orchids
Peas
Peonies
Pepper
Periwinkles
Physalis
Pinks
Plantain
Pomegranates
Poppies
Primroses and Cowslips
Quinces and Peaches
Redcurrants, Blackcurrants and Gooseberries
Rosemary
Roses
Saffron crocuses and Safflowers
Sage
Snowdrops and Snowflakes
Sorrels and Woodsorrels
Stocks and Sweet rockets
Strawberries
Tansy and Feverfew
Thistles
Vervain and St John’s wort
Vines
Violets and Violas
Wallflowers
Waterlilies
 
Further Reading
 
Index of Manuscripts
 
General Index

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