An Incomplete “Complete Resources List”

Below you’ll find an incomplete "Complete Resource List," organized by my two primary research interests: (1) Witches; Witch Hunts / Trials; Occult Beliefs and Practices of the British Isles (2)  Herbalism / Medieval Medicine Note: Many books will be listed twice, under both headings, where and when they overlap both categories. This list is a work in progress, so … Continue reading An Incomplete “Complete Resources List”

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Medieval Witchcraft Period Sources

Period Sources on Witchcraft, Demonology, and the Occult This is when I wish I could read Latin..... (1599-1600) Magicarum Disquisitionum (in three tomes) by del Rio Available here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1600-WITCHCRAFT-Witch-HUNTING-Occult-VELLUM-Manual-MAGIC-Demonology-EXORCISM-/172694273815?hash=item2835617f17:g:hn4AAOSwuLZY0ORu Martin del Rio from Wikipedia:  Martinus Antonius Delrio, Martín Antonio del Río, or Martin Antoine del Rio (17 May 1551, Antwerp – 19 October 1608, Leuven) … Continue reading Medieval Witchcraft Period Sources

Period Herbals & Physica: A Research Document

Before the Common Era (BCE) Historia Planatarum, Theophrastus, c. 350-287 BCE, Greek Considered to be one of the great founding botanical works having a significant influence on medieval herbals. Ten original volumes.  Nine survive today.  Book 9 is on Medicinal Uses of Plants.   This was a working research doument that Theophrastus used as curriculum … Continue reading Period Herbals & Physica: A Research Document

Early Greek Herbals: A Research Document

This is a working document where I stash resources, leads, and information on Ancient Greek Herbals, and the pioneering Greek philosophers, physicians, and botanists that wrote them.   De Materia Medica, Dioscorides  Pedanius Dioscorides (b. 40, d.90 AD) was a Greek physician and botanist, and author of De Materia Medica, a 5 volume herbal medicine … Continue reading Early Greek Herbals: A Research Document

British Isles Witchcraft Research Document

This is a working document where I stash resources, leads, and information on witchcraft in the British Isles in the Middle Ages and a bit post period.   Witchcraft Acts (British Isles) The Witchcraft Act of 1542 by Henry VIII (Tudor England) First made witchcraft a felony - punishable by death and the loss of … Continue reading British Isles Witchcraft Research Document

Herbalism of the Middle East: Maghreb and the Golden Age of Islamic Medicine (8th – 14th Centuries)

Middle Eastern Herbalism A Working Document   Disclaimer: Lady Esa is not a doctor, and the information presented here is for academic purposes only. This class will be a departure from the British Isles, into the Middle East.  What a big change!  I also foresee a departure from my usual themes of women's work into … Continue reading Herbalism of the Middle East: Maghreb and the Golden Age of Islamic Medicine (8th – 14th Centuries)