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Herbs for the Mediaeval Household for Cooking, Healing and Divers Uses

Freeman, Margaret B.
64 pages
73 illustrations
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Covering nearly seventy different herbs, this book details each plant’s specific role in several aspects of medieval society including cooking, healing, and pest control. Illustrated with 16th century prints which highlight the practical applications and symbolic significance of botanicals in the household as well as prints of the featured plants from a 15th century manuscript, this book provides a clear but thorough introduction to herbs and their diverse uses in medieval Europe.

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