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Anglo-Saxon magic and medicine illustrated specially from the semi-pagan text "Lacnunga" by J. H. G. Grattan

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Published by Norwood Editions in Norwood, Pa .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Anglo-Saxons -- Medicine.,
  • Magic, Anglo-Saxon.,
  • Medicine, Medieval.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesLacnunga (Anglo-Saxon magico medical commonplace book). English & Anglo-Saxon. 1976.
Statementby J. H. G. Grattan and Charles Singer.
ContributionsSinger, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsR141 .G7 1976
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 234 p. :
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4878410M
ISBN 100848208552
LC Control Number76006110

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  Anglo-Saxon medicine and magic - Volume 17 - M. L. Cameron. When J. R. R. Tolkein criticized the critics of Beowulf, it was because ‘Beowulf has been used as a quarry of fact and fancy far more assiduously than it has been studied as a work of art.’ The Old English medical documents have suffered from a similar treament in that critics have rarely dealt with Cited by: 5. He examines the ingredients of Anglo-Saxon prescriptions, their therapeutic efficacy and availability. The role of magic in medicine is dealt with in depth, but found to have played less part in medical practice than has sometimes been thought. Special attention is given to surgery, bloodletting, gynaecology and obstetrics. He examines the ingredients of Anglo-Saxon prescriptions, their therapeutic efficacy and availability. The role of magic in medicine is dealt with in depth, but found to have played less part in medical practice than has sometimes been thought. Special attention is given to surgery, bloodletting, gynaecology and : Malcolm Laurence Cameron. For example, Karen Louise Jolly used Anglo-Saxon remedies as a way to approach religion in late Anglo-Saxon England. Cameron, however, reconciles the magic in Anglo-Saxon medicine by devoting one specific chapter to the subject. The rest of the book is dedicated to the exploration of herbal remedies for various by:

Anglo-Saxon magic and medicine (Publications of the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum) Unknown Binding – January 1, by John Henry Grafton Grattan (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Reviews: 1. Anglo-Saxon Magic explores the various ritual practices of the Anglo-Saxons and the way in which such practices have been affected by Christianity and attempts to dissect the reasoning behind the practices that were common in Anglo-Saxon magic. Dr. Storms uses two main texts for the basis of his book- the Leechbook and the by:   (Cameron, ‘Anglo-Saxon Medicine and Magic’, ). Other scholars suggest that Cameron was a bit too optimistic about the salve’s effectiveness, but the point is that here, as in most early medieval remedies, there is no ritual or magic involved. Anglo-Saxon Magic and Medicine: Illustrated Specially from the Semi-pagan Text "Lacnunga," John Henry Grafton Grattan Oxford University Press, - Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric - pages.

  Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Anglo-Saxon magic and medicine by J. H. G. Grattan, , Norwood Editions edition, in EnglishPages:   Anglo-Saxon Medicine book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is a fantastic overview of medical knowledge in the Anglo-Saxon period. It clearly introduces all the available literary sources of evidence, discusses the origins of each and does a great job of identifying native English elements and Graeco-Latin /5. Anglo-Saxon Magic book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(4). Genre/Form: Classical Works Historical Works Folklore: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Grattan, J.H.G. (John Henry Grafton), Anglo-Saxon magic.