HERB - books and a couple of questions
nweders at mail.utexas.edu
Thu Dec 31 17:07:14 PST 1998
At 03:40 PM 12/31/98 -0500, Mistress Christianna wrote:
>My purchases of herb books has also become much more selective, and I
>lean towards the volumes that have really good photographs of the plants,
>or exceptional drawings of the plants in all stages.
Mine too, I tend to either read through the overviews and find books with
information I haven't found places or I look for herbs that are being
viewed with more insterest. i have a book (Steven Foster's) that tends to
concentrate on more unusual herbs as well as the standard. I also have
branched into specialized topis (anglo-saxon, sacred gardens, weaving and
dying gardens, etc....) The biggest problem I have is that I'm running out
of room so I have started going through and earmarking books to give away.
Slightly off subject but does anyone have any information on the Medical
School at Salerno. I have an article published in a science journal and
want to find more. It seems to have been a major influence in teaching
during the Middle Ages but much info is scarce.
Also has anyone worked with anglos saxon herbals. There are a few herbs
that defy translations.... Part of my new years resolution is to start on a
paper for a talk on the Significance of Religion and Magic in Anglo-Saxon
Medicine. If any of you have run across anything please let me know.
Happy New Year to all of you.
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