Manuscript sources of medieval medicine : a book of essays /
edited by Margaret R. Schleissner.
New York : Garland, 1995.
xii, 212 p. ; 23 cm.
0815308159 (acid-free paper)
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New York : Garland, 1995.
0815308159 (acid-free paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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In these new essays leading European and North American scholars of medieval medicine focus on manuscripts and their transmission and demonstrate how medievalists in all disciplines can profit by studying the primary medical sources rather than relying on the secondary literature. It is only through the study of actual medical manuscripts that context and audience can be discussed adequately. The lead essay by Bernard Schnell, "Prolegomena to a History of Medieval German Medical Literature: The Twelfth Century," clarifies methodological principles for this literary sociology and examines the current state of research in the study of manuscript transmission. The remaining essays discuss either manuscripts by a single author or paradigmatic manuscripts within a single national tradition. Until all the basic sources in medieval texts are uncovered and a survey is made, this volume will stand as an overview of the field.
Table of Contents
Prolegomena to a history of medieval German medical literature: the 12th century
The Textual Transmission of the
Codex Berleburg
Harley MS 2558: a 15th-century medical commonplace book
A Reevaluation of Saint Hildegard's
Physica in Light of the Latest Manuscript Finds
Medicine in the Twelve Books on Rural Practices of Petrus de Cresentiis
Medicine in Medieval Calendar Manuscripts
Manuscript Sources for Birth Control
The Medical Manuscripts of the Bibliotheca Palatina
Multitudes of Middle English Medical Manuscripts, or the Englishing of Science and Medicine
Notes on Contributors
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