[Sca-cooks] A question about meat-

Laura C. Minnick lcm at jeffnet.org
Tue Feb 16 15:00:30 PST 2010

Just found some references to _Capitulare de villis vel curtis imperii_, 
which was officially put out by Charlemagne @800- a truly awesome 
document for the regulation of crown lands- agricultural and 
horticultural source par excellence. Includes in chapter 70 and 
exhaustive list of plants, including fruit trees. There's a decent wiki 
page on it at 
though I wussed out and used the Google translator, since I don't read 

Still reading about Anthimus- he's writing roughly 3 centuries before 
Charles, but there's a chance that his doctors were familiar with the 
text, and a very good chance that Alcuin was. It hadn't occurred to me 
to look there because I think of Anthimus as late Roman rather than 
early medieval (or 'Dark Ages').

Don't know why I do this to myself. I'm still buried in reading on the 
monastery at Corbie, and now I have a whole 'nother avenue. :-P Guess 
it'll have to go into the queue...


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