Herbal healing in 16th-17th century Italy
Books and manuscripts on the medicinal properties of plants in the beginning of modern Italy’s history were very popular, both among specialists and the general population, who also contributed to their production. Providing descriptions of herbs and remedies for various conditions, they circulated widely in Europe even reaching as far as the West Indies. MAT-MED in Transit will examine archival Materia Medica materials written in the vernacular in 16th and 17th century Italy to establish how this knowledge was disseminated, and how it influenced healing practices. In addition, a unique database will be built through academic and research collaboration in Europe and abroad, allowing input from related future research.
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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