Linnean Folklore Rediscovered.

Dear Historical Geography Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of decoded Italian Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. This tells us something about human geographical connections in Europe over the past centuries. 

Linnaeus and Trying to Avoid the Inevitable.

Dear Death Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of decoded Italian Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. This particular manuscript page is focussed on avoidance of death by preventing the ageing process. 

Linnaean Folklore Rediscovered.

Dear Medieval Scholars,

You may be interested to read that the source of Linnaeus' idea behind using the mythology about Andromeda and Perseus to name a plant genus has been found in a page of a Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. The manuscript tells us a good deal about the contemporaneous culture of medicinal herbs across Europe. 

New Paper, Plant Series 4: Euphorbia Myrsinites

Dear European Anthropology Scholars,

Just to let you know that a new paper has been issued: Plant Series, No. 4. Euphorbia myrsinites: https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004880 This is the latest instalment in our series of papers about the use of plants as medicines and foods, from the borderlands of the Mediterranean Basin, translated from a 15th century manuscript. 

Series Paper, No. 2.

Dear Portugal Network,

The second paper in the Plant Series of translations from an Italian Manuscript (written in Old Portuguese) is now freely available to download:https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004845 

The 130 illustrated medicinal plants all originate from the environs and borderlands of the Mediterranean Basin. The papers may be of interest to those studying botany, herbal medicines, beliefs, linguistics, writing systems, illustration and Medieval culture in general.

Series Paper, No. 2.

Dear Borderlands Network,

The second paper in the Plant Series of translations from an Italian Manuscript is now freely available to download:https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004845 

The 130 illustrated medicinal plants all originate from the environs and borderlands of the Mediterranean Basin. The papers may be of interest to those studying botany, herbal medicines, beliefs, linguistics, writing systems, illustration and Medieval culture in general.

Please disseminate the information as you wish.

Kindest regards,

Medicinal Flora of the Mediterranean Borderlands.

Dear Borderlands Scholars,

The translation of a Medieval manuscript page has revealed the record of a rare Mediterranean medicinal plant, from Iberia. The plant is Atropa baetica, which is now endangered and included on the IUCN Red List, with fewer than 150 specimens remaining. You may freely download a paper giving the translation and additional information: https://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/004797 

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