De herba lunatica (London, Wellcome Library, 573, f. 149v): edition and translation of a medieval opuscule on the magical properties of common moonwort (Botrychium lunaria Swartz)

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Ferraces Rodríguez, Arsenio;
  • Publisher: Universidade de Aveiro
  • Journal: Ágora. Estudos Clássicos em Debate (issn: 0874-5498, eissn: 0874-5498)
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  • Subject: Herba lunatica; Critical edition; Medieval magic; Medicine | herba lunatica; edición crítica; magia medieval; medicina | herba lunatica; édition critique; magie médiévale; médecine | herba lunatica; edição crítica; magia medieval; medicina

This article provides the first edition of a medieval text on the properties of a plant named herba lunatica. From the description of the plant found in this text as well as in other medieval sources, together with its iconographic representation on the lower margin of ... View more
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