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7373Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Re: Earliest German herbals?

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  • Alyson
    Feb 18, 2009
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      Pliny did make it into the Saxon herbals and evidence of his work can be seen in Gerald's, Bald's, and Hildegard of Bingen and others. Also, his work is referenced in Chaucer's CTales and other medieval works. One basically has to work backwards from Culpepper and into the monastic realm to trace the history. Linda Voight has written a paper on the influence of physicians in Saxon herbals.
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      From: donat0 <donat0@...>
      To: SCA-Herbalist@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:44:25 AM
      Subject: [SCA-Herbalist] Re: Earliest German herbals?


      I realize you are talking of German herbalists, but to omit Pliny the
      Elder and his Historia naturalis as an important reference would be a
      true negligence, I am sure this tome made it into the regions of Saxony
      also as well as the rest of the world.

      Donat0

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