The Medicine Tree . Traditional Healing in Wales from Pre-History to the Present

By: Sharkey, John

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Book Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


A near As NEW, unused, unmarked copy in pictorial card covers. Slight bumping to the head of the spine - no damage - negligible. First Edition. First impression. No Inscriptions or Marks. 333 pp. "John Sharkey's book is a fascinating compilation of the enormous range of traditional healing practices found in Wales, from pre-history to the present day. Split into three historical periods, each subdivided to reflect different aspects of medicine, it is well-planned, well-researched, and well-written. This massive historical sweep encompasses material including; the operative techniques used by Roman army surgeons, and their legacy; an enlightening discussion of the healing powers of the Welsh saints; the cultural outlook of the Welsh humanists, and the relation of medicine and law in medieval Wales. From the opening section covering the plagues of the early to late medieval period and then moving on to healing associated with sacred sites, other sections touch on spells and herbs, wizardry and cancer cures... GIFT Quality. See Images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: The Medicine Tree . Traditional Healing in Wales from Pre-History to the Present

Author Name: Sharkey, John

Categories: Ireland. Scotland. Celtic, Folk-Lore. Myth. Legend, Zoo/Circus/Magic, Anglo-Welsh Literature. Welsh Interest, Wales/Welsh, Medicine,

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Publisher: Lampeter, Llanerch Press: 2009

ISBN Number: 1861431503

ISBN Number 13: 9781861431509

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 119604

Keywords: The Medicine Tree By John Sharkey Traditional Healing In Wales From Pre-history To The Present John Sharkey's Book Is A Fascinating Compilation Of The Enormous Range Of Traditional Healing Practices Found In Wales, From Pre-history To The Present Day. Split Into Three Historical Periods, Each Subdivided To Reflect Different Aspects Of Medicine, It Is Well-planned, Well-researched, And Well-written. This Massive Historical Sweep Encompasses Material Including; The Operative Techniques Used By Roman Army Surgeons, And Their Legacy; An Enlightening Discussion Of The Healing Powers Of The Welsh Saints; The Cultural Outlook Of The Welsh Humanists, And The Relation Of Medicine And Law In Medieval Wales. From The Opening Section Covering The Plagues Of The Early To Late Medieval Period And Then Moving On To Healing Associated With Sacred Sites. Other Sections Touch On Spells And Herbs, Wizardry And Cancer Cures...