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dc.contributor.authorLuft, Diana
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-18T14:14:38Z
dc.date.available2021-03-18T14:14:38Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/47402
dc.description.abstractThis volume presents the first critical edition and translation of the corpus of medieval Welsh medical recipes traditionally ascribed to the Physicians of Myddfai. These offer practical treatments for a variety of everyday conditions such as toothache, constipation and gout. The recipes have been edited from the four earliest collections of Welsh medical texts in manuscript, which date from the late fourteenth century. A series of notes provides sources and analogues for the recipes, demonstrating their relationship with the European medical tradition. The identification of herbal ingredients in the recipes is based on pre-modern plant-name glossaries rather than modern dictionaries, and has led to new interpretations of many of the recipes. Comprehensive glossaries allow the reader to find any recipe based on the ingredients and equipment used in it or the condition treated. This new interpretation of these texts clearly shows that they are not unique, but rather form part of the medical tradition that was common throughout Europe during the Middle Ages.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLC Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500::HBLC1 Medieval historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DB Classical textsen_US
dc.subject.otherPhysicians of Myddfaien_US
dc.subject.othercorpusen_US
dc.subject.othermedieval medical recipesen_US
dc.subject.otherWelshen_US
dc.titleMedieval Welsh Medical Textsen_US
dc.title.alternativeVolume One: The Recipesen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye3b8b22b-1c4a-4b1b-a995-37d8c240aa88en_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfden_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781786835482en_US
oapen.collectionWellcomeen_US
oapen.pages624en_US


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