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The problem with practicality: rethinking late medieval English medical recipes, 1375-1500

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This thesis explores the validity of seeing late medieval vernacular remedies as more than just utilitarian texts. Until now, most commentators have argued, or assumed, that medical recipes were conceptualised by their earliest writers and readers as texts solely designed to serve a curative or therapeutic purpose: they have looked for physical evidence of use in the manuscripts; connected particular codices to specific medical practitioners; discussed the scientific principles behind the ...

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English Faculty
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University of Oxford, English Faculty
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University of Oxford, English Faculty
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University of Oxford, English Faculty
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Wellcome Trust
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108641/Z/15/Z
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2019-02-03

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