An Analysis of the Language and Style of a Late-Medieval Medical Recipe Book: Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 117

Jones, Marie Claire (1997) An Analysis of the Language and Style of a Late-Medieval Medical Recipe Book: Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 117. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This dissertation is a textual analysis of a fifteenth-century medical recipe book, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 117. The language of selected texts is analysed and a general structure for the texts is established. The linguistic features discussed may have aided the medieval practitioner to make practical use of a book which initially seems too random and disorganised to be of any assistance in the work of a doctor. The approach to the texts is influenced by modern techniques of discourse analysis, and is intended to illustrate aspects of the levels and use of literacy by members of a professional class in the later Middle Ages. Such linguistic study helps to define potential audience, which is a problem for many scholars dealing with medieval medical and scientific texts.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Kathryn Lowe
Keywords: British & Irish literature, Medieval literature
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-74513
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 18:00
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 18:00
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74513

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