GEOGRAPHICAL AND DIALECTAL DISTRIBUTION OF PLATEARIUS' LIBER DE SIMPLICI MEDICINA IN ENGLAND

  • Edurne Garrido Anes
Keywords: Circu instuns, Latin-Middle English, dialects

Abstract

This article aims to give an account of the sources from which we can draw some information concerning the geographical and dialectal distribution of Platearius' Liber de simplici medicina in England. The Latin copies and the Middle English renderings preserved as British holdings reveal dynamic and widespread dissemination of this treatise. Linguistic and extra-linguistic factors will help us find out the origin or dwelling place of some of the people who copied, read or owned an exemplar of the work. Dialectal features and toponymical references found in the exemplars will be taken into account alongside some legal and library records.

Author Biography

Edurne Garrido Anes
Departamento de Filología Inglesa Universidad de Huelva
Published
19-01-2009
How to Cite
Garrido Anes, E. (2009). GEOGRAPHICAL AND DIALECTAL DISTRIBUTION OF PLATEARIUS’ LIBER DE SIMPLICI MEDICINA IN ENGLAND. International Journal of English Studies, 5(2), 193-208. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/ijes/article/view/47811