Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plant Lore, and Healing
A comprehensive and detailed examination of every aspect of the early English approach to illness and healing, including a full list of the plants used and the properties they contain. Other themes include witchcraft, magic and paganism and appendices present healing theories, amulets, causes of disease, charms, dreams, omens and tree-lore. Three key Old English texts are reproduced in full, accompanied by new translations: Bald's Third Leechbook , the Lacnunga Manuscript, and 'The Old English Herbarium' Manuscript 5. This is a fascinating work of reference, packed full of information and interesting details.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rowntree - LibraryThing
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
Review: Leechcraft: Early English Charms, Plant-Lore and HealingUser Review - Jennifer Heise - Goodreads
An excellent translation and analysis of the Anglo-Saxon healing texts, including the Leechbook of Bald, Lacnunga, Old English Herbarium and several fragments. The most reliable source for information ... Read full review