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Hildegard Von Bingen's "Physica"


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Hildegard Von Bingen's Physica
The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing
Translated from the Latin by Priscilla Throop
1 Plants
2 Elements
3 Trees
4 Stones
5 Fish
6 Birds
7 Animals
8 Reptiles
9 Metals

About the Author

A Latin and Greek scholar, Priscilla Throop holds a master's degree from the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Theological Studies from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge. She is a member of the Vermont Classical Language Association and is currently translating Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae. She lives in Charlotte, Vermont.


"A work filled with astonishments and delights for present-day readers." * Lee Pennock Huntington, Montpelier Times Argus *
"Saint, mystic, healer, visionary, fighter, Hildegard von Bingen stands as one of the great figures in the history of women in medicine. She was renowned for her healing work and her original theories of medicine." * Elisbeth Brooke, in Women Healers *
"Gives a good sense of 12th century herbalism based on humors, common superstition, and sprinkled with a dose of Bingen's mystical insights." * American Herb Association, Vol 16:2 *

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