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Anglo-Saxon magic and medicine

J. H. G. Grattan

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.

  • 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

    Anglo-Saxon magic and medicine. Illustrated specially from the semi-pagan text "Lacnunga," Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric. Magic, Anglo-Saxon. Bibliographic information Related Work Lacnunga (Anglo-Saxon magico-medical commonplace book) Browse related items. Start at call number: G View full page. Librarian view.   Buy Anglo Saxon Magic, Medicine and Wisdom by Chris Sempers from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £/5(1).

      Buy Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Magic 3rd Revised edition by Griffiths, Bill (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(6). (Adapted from the Old Irish folk legend told in 'Magic and Medicine in Anglo-Saxon England', Wilfrid Bonser.) Sister Aelfwynn July, I read with interest in the folk tale recorded by Sister Alfwynn from her work amongst the Celtic peoples of Ireland. I was intrigued by how dissimilar it is to the Saxon account, which goes thus.

    Charms and Anglo-Saxon Medicine Their charms lay in between magic and miracles. Yet, the Anglo-Saxon belief system asserted that God is the true leech or doctor, the one who controls sickness and health, and to achieve well being one must appeal to God. Below an illustration from Beowulf where the Devil, ever present, is waiting to catch man. Anglo-Saxon Magic, Gordon Storms Anglo-Saxon Medicine, ML Cameron Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Magic, Bill Griffiths History of the English Church and People, Bede trans Sherly Price Kings and Kingdoms of Early Anglo-Saxon England, Barbara Yorke Life in Anglo-Saxon England, R.I. Page


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Anglo-Saxon magic and medicine by J. H. G. Grattan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Aspects of Anglo-Saxon Magic is a study of Anglo-Saxon paganism and the role of magic in Anglo-Saxon England that was written by the English poet and independent scholar Bill was first published in by Anglo-Saxon Books, and later republished in a revised edition in Divided into two parts, the first section of the book is devoted to a discussion of Anglo Author: Bill Griffiths.

Anglo Saxon Magic And Medicine book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers/5(4). Anglo-Saxon medicine and magic - Volume 17 - M. Cameron. When J. 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.

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. 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.

Magic is often associated with the medicine of early Anglo-Saxon period on account of a major text, The Lacnunga, which survives from the period that mixes both medicine and magic.

Because there are not a lot of complete medical texts which survive, it appears that this book was used as a major text by physicians; however, this is not the case. An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Magic and Witchcraft Click the image to download the first chapter for free.

This beautiful booklet is the third in our Seeking the Green Pathways Series (the other two being Magical Nature Walks and A Little Book of Inspirations).

An introduction to Anglo-Saxon Magic and Witchcraft It is not easy to discover exactly what the Anglo-Saxons thought about magic and witchcraft before the coming of the Christian missionaries especially in a small booklet such as this, nor how it was practised.

My purpose is to clarify some of the more confusing aspects in order toFile Size: KB. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Grattan, J.H.G. (John Henry Grafton), Anglo-Saxon magic and medicine. [Folcroft, Pa.] Folcroft Library Editions. (J. Grattan and C. Singer, Anglo-Saxon Magic and Medicine (Oxford, ), p.

92) Indeed, it is not hard to find examples of seemingly irrational, magical medicine in Anglo-Saxon sources, as the following trivia quiz will illustrate. Have you got the folly and credulity to be an Anglo-Saxon doctor. Val Thomas ~ Medical and Magical Treasures in Anglo-Saxon Herbals 2 medical compilations” (Meaney, ).

It arranges disease manifestations in a head-to-toe pattern, combining Mediterranean sources with native materials (Cameron, ).

The first book contains 88 sections of single or multiple, related recipes, theAuthor: Val Thomas. Anglo-Saxon Magic and Medicine, illustrated specially from the Semi-Pagan Text 'Lacnunga'.

The core of the work is an annotated translation of the work known as "Lacnunga," a collection of Anglo-Saxon medical texts, herbal recipes, prayers, spells and charms, written mainly in Old English and Latin that are preserved in the early eleventh.: Anglo Saxon Magic, Medicine &Amp; Wisdom (): Chris Sempers: Books.

Skip to main content. Try Prime Books Go Search .Anglo-Saxon medicine and magic formulas, which could be applied without any exercise of reasoning [italics mine], alone survived for use during the Dark Ages. It is these, therefore, with very few exceptions, which appear in Anglo-Saxon medical practice.'12 Such a condescending and dismissive attitude to Anglo-Saxon medicine is.