Vries, Ranke de





Bibliography

Vries, Ranke de, “A short tract on medicinal uses for animal dung”, North American Journal of Celtic Studies 3:2 (2019): 111–136.

  • journal article
Citation details
Contributor(s)
Article
“A short tract on medicinal uses for animal dung”
Periodical
North American Journal of Celtic Studies 3:2 (2019)
North American Journal of Celtic Studies 3:1–2 (2019), Ohio State University Press.
– Issue 1: <link> – Issue 2: <link>
Volume
3
Pages
111–136
Description
Abstract (cited)
This article contains a semi-diplomatic edition of a short, hitherto unedited, Early Modern Irish text which can be found in the fifteenth-century manuscript TCD 1343, pp. 113–114. The text in question provides recipes for simple medicines containing the dung of a variety of animals: goats, sheep, dogs, cows, bulls, mice, ducks, swallows, doves, and chickens. It is found roughly seven pages after Tadhg Ó Cuinn's An Irish materia medica, edited by Micheál P. S. Ó Conchubhair, and contains references to the second book of Avicenna's Canon of medicine. The two most pertinent capita from (a Latin version of) Avicenna have been transcribed and translated in an appendix.
Subjects and topics
Headings
Irish medicine and medical writing
Sources