An edition of the Middle English translation of the Antidotarium Nicolai

González Blanco, Marta Isabel (2018) An edition of the Middle English translation of the Antidotarium Nicolai. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This project consists of a diplomatic edition of the first part of MS Glasgow, University Library, Ferguson 147, a Middle English version of the Antidotarium Nicolai, a medical text which contains several recipes arranged alphabetically, written in the School of Salerno in the early twelfth century. The purpose of the Antidotarium Nicolai was to teach other physicians, pharmacists and medicine students how to prepare such recipes in quantities much more manageable than other Antidotariums as, for example, the Antidotarium magnum.

This edition has been structured in three sections. The first part provides a description of the physical appearance and contents of the manuscript, as well as an introduction to its background in relation to the School of Salerno; it also includes a brief analysis of the grammar and dialectal features of the text, and a study of the vocabulary related to the plants used in the recipe. The second section consists of a diplomatically-edited version text, reproducing the abbreviations, punctuation, spellings and deleted words as they appear in the manuscript. The third and final contains a commentary, including an herbal that lists the plants named in the text along with their medical applications recorded in the manuscript, comparing them with a later authority, Culpeper’s The English Physician, and a glossary.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Middle English, edition, Antidotarium Nicolai, School of Salerno, herbal, medicine.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Supervisor's Name: Smith, Professor Jeremy J.
Date of Award: 2018
Depositing User: Marta I. González Blanco
Unique ID: glathesis:2018-8965
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 14:38
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2018 08:25
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/8965

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