I have to thank Elska for turning me on to this new release. I am beyond excited to dive into this one.
The book is by John D Niles and Maria A. D'Aronco and I am just delighted. This volume contains the Old English Herbal, Old English Remedies, Lacnunga, Peri Didaxeon and Miscellaneous Remedies. I have the first and third in other volumes, but look forward to comparing the works. I do not have. Peri Didaxeon at all, and the Miscellaneous Remedies come from a wealth of other sources.
Each item has the original text and the translation. There is an index of Old English and Latin plant names.
Basically, this is going to be SO GOOD and I am very excited about having it!
You can purchase the book here: https://amzn.to/3IfPGQf
Description from Amazon: Unlike elsewhere in Europe, vernacular writings on health and healing had a major place in early medieval England. These texts―unique local remedies and translations of late antique Latin treatises―offer insights into the history of science and medicine, social history, scribal practices, and culture. Some cures resemble ones still used today; others are linguistically extravagant, prescribing ambitious healing practices. Alongside recipes for everyday ailments such as headaches are unparalleled procedures for preventing infant mortality, restoring lost cattle, warding off elf-shot, or remedying the effects of flying venom.
Medical Writings from Early Medieval England presents the first comprehensive edition and translation from Old English of these works in more than 150 years. Volume I includes The Old English Herbal, Remedies from Animals, Lacnunga, the Peri Didaxeon, and a compendium of miscellaneous texts.
Table of contents and sample below: