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Written in trees

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The medieval horticultural manual the Godfridus super Palladium directs its readers in the art of grafting and maintaining trees. The text was translated from Latin into Middle English in the fourteenth century by Nicholas Bollard, whose own treatise on planting and grafting is found alongside the super Palladium in a number of surviving manuscripts. These works seek, at least in part, to codify past practices and accumulated knowledge, rendering a future that is predictable and productive. Y...

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10.1057/s41280-018-0102-6

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-9155-5241
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Leverhulme Trust
Grant:
ECF-2017-182
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Journal:
postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies More from this journal
Volume:
9
Issue:
4
Pages:
444–454
Publication date:
2018-12-11
Acceptance date:
2018-06-01
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ISSN:
2040-5960
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pubs:921396
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uuid:0c4a9007-947b-4c6a-a1ac-b5e636083666
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921396
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2019-02-27

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