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The Resource Medicina antiqua : codex vindobonensis 93, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, introduction by Peter Murray Jones ; [translated from the German by Reinhild Weiss]

Medicina antiqua : codex vindobonensis 93, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, introduction by Peter Murray Jones ; [translated from the German by Reinhild Weiss]

Label
Medicina antiqua : codex vindobonensis 93, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Title
Medicina antiqua
Title remainder
codex vindobonensis 93, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Statement of responsibility
introduction by Peter Murray Jones ; [translated from the German by Reinhild Weiss]
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"One of the most admired medical books of the Middle Ages, Medicina Antiqua is a compendium of popular Late Antique texts brought together in the 6th century. It contains writings on herbs and materia medica by authors heavily reliant on the works of Pliny and Dioscorides. Of the 50 surviving copies of this influential miscellany produced before the end of the Middle Ages, the present manuscript is one of the most enticing. Executed in Southern Italy in the first half of the 13th century, it is beautifully illustrated in vibrant body colour with plants, animals and scenes of medical treatments, faithfully drawn after Late Antique models. The facsimile reproduction of the complete manuscript is followed by an essay by Peter Murray Jones, which sets the manuscript in the context of the history of medicine. Codicological information is also provided and all plants and illustrations are identified."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NLM
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Fascimile in Latin; commentary in English and German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Manuscripts in miniature
Series volume
4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manuscripts, Medical
  • Plants, medicinal
  • History, Medieval
  • Materia medica, Vegetable
  • Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Label
Medicina antiqua : codex vindobonensis 93, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, introduction by Peter Murray Jones ; [translated from the German by Reinhild Weiss]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 62-63)
Control code
ocm43800730
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
161, 63 p.
Isbn
9781872501208
Other physical details
col. ill., facs.
Label
Medicina antiqua : codex vindobonensis 93, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, introduction by Peter Murray Jones ; [translated from the German by Reinhild Weiss]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 62-63)
Control code
ocm43800730
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
161, 63 p.
Isbn
9781872501208
Other physical details
col. ill., facs.

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