Linnaean Folklore Rediscovered.

Dear Material Culture 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 about the contemporaneous material culture of medicinal herbs in Europe. 

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. 

Linnaean Folklore in Aragonese Manuscript.

Dear Spain 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 an Iberian Medieval manuscript, dating from 1444. The manuscript is written in Lusophone-Latin, which is very similar to Old Portuguese, Aragonese and Galician. 

Linnaean Folklore Rediscovered.

Dear Folk 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. 

It had previously been thought that Linnaeus had indulged in a flight of wild imagination in naming the plant Andromeda, but we now know that he was simply referencing familiar medicinal folklore about the plant, which had since been lost to history. Now it has been rediscovered. 

ANN: The Emotions Behind Linnaean Folklore

Dear History of Emotions 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 ageing - that emotive subject that still persists. 

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