Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plant Lore, and Healing

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Stephen Pollington
Anglo-Saxon Books, 2000 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 539 pages
An examination of every aspect of the early English approach to illness and healing, including: the theory and practice of magic/psychology in healing; the plants used and the properties they contain. Three key Old English texts are reproduced in full, accompanied by new translations: Bald's Third Leechbook, Lachunga, and Old English Herbarium.

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An excellent and informative source, the book makes use of three tenth-century manuscripts concerning health and medical practices: the Laecnunga manuscript, the Old English Herbarium, and Bald’s ... Read full review

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Cracking book, bringing together the texts of some fascinating manuscripts in an accessible format.Compulsory reading for cunning folk. Read full review


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