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Health and Well Being: A Medieval Guide By Andrew Forbes, Daniel Henley, David Henley
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The Tacuinum Sanitatis is a medieval handbook on Health and Well Being. First produced in Italy around 1380, it was aimed at an educated secular readership and offered concise and sensible advice on... More > how to live a long, healthy and enjoyable life. Five handsomely illustrated manuscripts of the Tacuinum survive, all produced in Lombardy and now housed, respectively, at libraries in Rome, Vienna, Paris, Rouen and Liège. The Latin text describes in detail the beneficial and harmful properties of plants and foodstuffs, as well as considering social, physiological and psychological aspects of wellness, and is accompanied by 132 full colour images from 6th century Byzantium, 11th century Iraq and 14th century Italy.< Less
The Medieval Warm Period: How Climate Change Shaped European History By Amy Moenning
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The Medieval Warm Period had many effects on European history. To name a few examples, climate change played a significant role in the exploration and settlement of the Norse in Greenland, Iceland,... More > and Canada; caused significant changes in medieval farming and husbandry, and allowed the English to compete with the French in producing high quality wine. Climate change also shaped the general health of the medieval population by creating crop surpluses and famines, determining diet and nutrition, and contributing to the spread of many diseases including the infamous bubonic plague.< Less
The Medieval Warm Period: How Climate Change Shaped European History By Amy Moenning
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The Medieval Warm Period had many effects on European history. To name a few examples, climate change played a significant role in the exploration and settlement of the Norse in Greenland,... More > Iceland, and Canada; caused significant changes in medieval farming and husbandry, and allowed the English to compete with the French in producing high quality wine. Climate change also shaped the general health of the medieval population by creating crop surpluses and famines, determining diet and nutrition, and contributing to the spread of many diseases including the infamous bubonic plague. < Less
Daoist Dietetics: Food for Immortality By Livia Kohn
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Daoist Dietetics provides an introductory overview of the main characteristics, historical developments, and recipes of the Daoist diet. It begins with two analytical parts: on medicinal diets and on... More > they theory and history of Daoist nutrition. Beyond this, it presents translations of medieval documents on Daoist fasting and concludes with a selection of recipes that can be easily used in a Western kitchen. A pathbreaking venture, the book opens new insights into the longevity methods and religious technology of traditional China< Less
Daoist Dietetics: Food for Immortality By Livia Kohn
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Daoist Dietetics provides an introductory overview of the main characteristics, historical developments, and recipes of the Daoist diet. It begins with two analytical parts: on medicinal diets and on... More > they theory and history of Daoist nutrition. Beyond this, it presents translations of medieval documents on Daoist fasting and concludes with a selection of recipes that can be easily used in a Western kitchen. A pathbreaking venture, the book opens new insights into the longevity methods and religious technology of traditional China< Less
A Source Book in Chinese Longevity By Livia Kohn
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People today live longer than in any time in history and they want to stay young and active for many years to come. The Chinese have successfully practiced longevity techniques for millennia, working... More > with process-oriented and energy-based methods. Their literature is full of essential insights and practical guidelines to longer, healthier, and happier lives. A Source Book in Chinese Longevity is the first comprehensive collection of traditional longevity sources in English translation. Arranged chronologically, it presents materials from ancient medical manuscripts through medieval manuals and Daoist scriptures to late imperial works that specifically focus on women. Well organized and illustrated, it provides easy access to a treasure trove of information, fascinating to scholars, practitioners, and lay readers alike.< Less
A Source Book in Chinese Longevity By Livia Kohn
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People today live longer than in any time in history and they want to stay young and active for many years to come. The Chinese have successfully practiced longevity techniques for millennia, working... More > with process-oriented and energy-based methods. Their literature is full of essential insights and practical guidelines to longer, healthier, and happier lives. A Source Book in Chinese Longevity is the first comprehensive collection of traditional longevity sources in English translation. Arranged chronologically, it presents materials from ancient medical manuscripts through medieval manuals and Daoist scriptures to late imperial works that specifically focus on women. Well organized and illustrated, it provides easy access to a treasure trove of information, fascinating to scholars, practitioners, and lay readers alike.< Less
Norse Magical and Herbal Healing By Ben Waggoner
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Written in Iceland around the year 1500, the little book now known only as AM 434a is a treasure trove of medieval medical knowledge. The book lists healing uses for over ninety different herbs. It... More > gives advice on health matters ranging from bloodletting to steam baths to the influence of the moon on health and human life. And it contains a number of magical spells, charms, prayers, runes, and symbols to bring health, wealth, and good fortune. The roots of the healing traditions in AM 434a go back thousands of years before the book itself was written. We are honored to present the first complete English translation of AM 434a. Complete notes and commentary explain this texts’s historical and cultural background. Medievalists, historians of science and magic, herbalists, and anyone interested in medieval Scandinavian lore and life will find this book indispensable.< Less
Norse Magical and Herbal Healing By Ben Waggoner
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Written in Iceland around the year 1500, the little book now known only as AM 434a is a treasure trove of medieval medical knowledge. The book lists healing uses for over ninety different herbs. It... More > gives advice on health matters ranging from bloodletting to steam baths to the influence of the moon on health and human life. And it contains a number of magical spells, charms, prayers, runes, and symbols to bring health, wealth, and good fortune. The roots of the healing traditions in AM 434a go back thousands of years before the book itself was written. We are honored to present the first complete English translation of AM 434a. Complete notes and commentary explain this texts’s historical and cultural background. Medievalists, historians of science and magic, herbalists, and anyone interested in medieval Scandinavian lore and life will find this book indispensable.< Less
Picatrix Books I & II: Astrological Magic By Christopher Warnock, John Greer
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Picatrix, known in Arabic as the Ghayat al-Hikam, the Goal of the Wise, is the most important grimoire of astrological magic. Written in Arabic circa AD 1000 and translated into Latin in 1256, the... More > Picatrix explains both the philosophy and practice involved in the creation of astrological talismans. This clear and coherent English translation of books I & II of the four books of the Pingree critical edition of the Latin Picatrix is a key text for both the practitioner and scholar of medieval and Renaissance magic and includes instructions for hundreds of talismans for love, wealth, health, success and protection.< Less