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Leechcraft - Stephen Pollington

£25.00Price

Three key Anglo-Saxon magical-medical texts are reproduced in full, accompanied by new translations: Bald's Third Leechbook, the Lacnunga Manuscript, and The Old English Herbarium Manuscript 5. This is a fascinating work of reference, packed full of information and interesting details.  Anglo-Saxon culture worked magically with the treatment of illness and healing, and this book is a comprehensive guide to early English medicine, both in terms of occult beliefs and herbal treatments. There is also a full list of the plants used and the properties they contain along with appendices on healing theories, amulets, causes of disease, charms, dreams, omens and tree-lore.

Anglo-Saxon Books, 2011 (2000). 532 pages. Paperback. New.

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