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The Use of Trade Accounts to Uncover the Importance of Cumin as a Medicinal Plant in Medieval England

Susan Francia

Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... drawn by S. Francia. In 1227 the citizens of Oxford bought a house for the use of the Grey Friars, and bound themselves to pay its former owner a yearly rental of 1 lb of cumin, and by 1278 the same friars had been granted another house...

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Susan Francia

Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anne Stobart

Anne Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and former Director of Programmes in Complementary Health Sciences and Programme Leader of the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Herbal Medicine and chairs the Herbal History Research Network. Anne writes for the Recipes Hypotheses blog which brings together an international group of scholars writing on the history of recipes. She is a founder of the Holt Wood project on sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...As we have pointed out elsewhere in this book, the history of herbal medicine has not hitherto been widely considered as a subject for rigorous academic study, and pertinent research that has been carried out is scattered among a range...

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Susan Francia

Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anne Stobart

Anne Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and former Director of Programmes in Complementary Health Sciences and Programme Leader of the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Herbal Medicine and chairs the Herbal History Research Network. Anne writes for the Recipes Hypotheses blog which brings together an international group of scholars writing on the history of recipes. She is a founder of the Holt Wood project on sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Scholars have painstakingly revealed the lives and contributions of medical writers and medical practitioners, sometimes those of less well-known individuals in the classical period.Vivien Nutton, ‘Scribonius Largus, the Unknown...

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Susan Francia

Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anne Stobart

Anne Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and former Director of Programmes in Complementary Health Sciences and Programme Leader of the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Herbal Medicine and chairs the Herbal History Research Network. Anne writes for the Recipes Hypotheses blog which brings together an international group of scholars writing on the history of recipes. She is a founder of the Holt Wood project on sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In this first section we bring together contributors who have a starting point in revisiting original texts, some using comparative textual analysis to examine the changes in subsequent versions and editions, and all providing new...

Introduction

Susan Francia

Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anne Stobart

Anne Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and former Director of Programmes in Complementary Health Sciences and Programme Leader of the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Herbal Medicine and chairs the Herbal History Research Network. Anne writes for the Recipes Hypotheses blog which brings together an international group of scholars writing on the history of recipes. She is a founder of the Holt Wood project on sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... documents and draws on the vast numbers of testamentary records to examine their potential contribution to understanding herbal history, discussing some of the challenges faced in finding, understanding and interpreting such sources.Susan Francia...

The Fragmentation of Herbal History: The Way Forward

Anne Stobart

Anne Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and former Director of Programmes in Complementary Health Sciences and Programme Leader of the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Herbal Medicine and chairs the Herbal History Research Network. Anne writes for the Recipes Hypotheses blog which brings together an international group of scholars writing on the history of recipes. She is a founder of the Holt Wood project on sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Susan Francia

Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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... Locating Medical History, 310–37. Other writers have discussed a trend in the history of medicine which has effectively excluded the medicinal aspects.Susan M. Reverby and David Rosner, ‘Beyond the Great Doctors Revisited: A Generation...

Conclusion: The History of Herbal Medicine as a Developing Field

Anne Stobart

Anne Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and former Director of Programmes in Complementary Health Sciences and Programme Leader of the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Herbal Medicine and chairs the Herbal History Research Network. Anne writes for the Recipes Hypotheses blog which brings together an international group of scholars writing on the history of recipes. She is a founder of the Holt Wood project on sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Susan Francia

Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

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... of extending the range of sources that might be used, Richard Aspin and Susan Francia have both sought to illuminate archives which deserve more attention, for example testamentary and trade records respectively. Nicky Wesson has noted a variety...