Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Die Diätetik Nach Dem 'Secretum Secretorum' in der Version Von Jofroi De Waterford: Teiledition Und Lexikalische Untersuchung

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Die Diätetik Nach Dem 'Secretum Secretorum' in der Version Von Jofroi De Waterford: Teiledition Und Lexikalische Untersuchung

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Yela Schauwecker, Die Diätetik nach dem 'Secretum secretorum' in der Version von Jofroi de Waterford: Teiledition und lexikalische Untersuchung, Würzburger medizinhistorische Forschungen 92 (Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2007). 433 pp. ISBN 978-3-8260-3956-3. euro59.00. YeIa Schauwecker here presents us with an Old French translation of those sections of the pseudo-Aristotelian Secretum secretorum pertaining to dietetics, detailing which items are beneficial for each part of the body, and the qualities of various foodstuffs. The edited text also features the much briefer passages which precede these and which relate to the benefits of doctors, prayer, and astrology. The translation is of particular philological interest because it involves the collaboration of an Irish Dominican author (Geoffrey of Waterford), composing in Anglo-Norman, and his Walloon scribe, Servais Copale. Until recently, Schauwecker's base manuscript BNF, fr. 1822 was believed to be the only extant manuscript preserving Geoffrey's translation. Though an edition of the works by Geoffrey contained in this manuscript was prepared by the late Jacques Monfrin, it was regrettably never published. …

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