Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Sex, Aging and Death in a Medieval Medical Compendium: Trinity College MS R.14.52, Its Text, Language and Scribe

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Sex, Aging and Death in a Medieval Medical Compendium: Trinity College MS R.14.52, Its Text, Language and Scribe

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Sex, Aging and Death in a Medieval Medical Compendium: Trinity College MS R.14.52, its Text, Language and Scribe, ed. M. Teresa Tavormina, 2 vols, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies 292 (Tempe, Ariz.: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2006). xxvi + 930 pp.; 1 plate. ISBN 0-86698-335-X. £89.00. Trinity College MS R.14-52 consists of a collection of late fifteenth-century vernacular medical and scientific texts, most of which are translations from Latin texts and some of which are unique to this manuscript. Sex, Aging and Death contains a selection of these texts, most of which are appearing in print for the first time. Texts include the pseudo-Baconian On Tarrying the Accidents of Age, a Middle English translation of De humana natura; an incomplete translation of Constantinus Africanus' De coitir, two extracts from the works of Francis Bacon, given as On the Prolongation of Life; an incomplete commentary on the Hippocratic Prognostics; The Sickness of Women, a gynaecological and obstetrical work extracted from Gilbertus Anglicus' Compendium medicine; a treatise on the plague translated from John of Burgundy's De epidemia; a collection of writings on astronomical instruments, including an extract from Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe; and finally, two English texts, The Seven Planets and The Seven Liberal Arts, the latter of which is a revised version of Linne R. …

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