Further reading

Scholarly editions of English remedy collections

A Late Middle English Remedy-Book (MS Wellcome 542, ff. 1r-20v): A Scholarly Edition, ed. Javier Calle-Martín and Miguel Ángel Castaño-Gil. Peter Lang, 2014.

Getz, Faye. Healing and Society in Medieval England: A Middle English Translation of the Pharmaceutical Writings of Gilbertus Anglicus. University of Wisconsin Press, 1991.

Van Arsdall, Anne. Medieval Herbal Remedies: the Old English Herbarium and Anglo-Saxon Medicine. Routledge, 2010.

Selected secondary reading

Anderson, Cynthia Ann. With Her Own Hands: Household Texts and the Medieval and Renaissance Woman. Dissertation, Texas A&M, 2000.

Busse, Beatrix and Annette Kern-Stähler, “Bleary Eyes: Middle English Constructions of Visual Disabilities.” In The Five Senses in Medieval and Early Modern England. Brill, 2016: 69-95.

Carroll, Ruth. “Vague Language in the Medieval Recipes of the Forme of Cury.” In Instructional Writing in English: Studies in Honor of Risto Hiltunen, ed. Matti Peikola, Janne Skaffari, and Sanna-Kaisa Tanskanen. John Benjamins, 2009: 55-82.

Cooper, Lisa H. “The Poetics of Practicality.” In Oxford Twenty-First Century Approaches to Literature: Middle English, ed. Paul Strohm. Oxford UP, 2007.

Green, Monica. “The Possibilities of Literacy and the Limits of Reading: Women and the Gendering of Medical Literacy.” In Women’s Healthcare in the Medieval West. Ashgate, 2000: 1-76.

Jones, Claire. “Formula and Formulation: ‘Efficacy Phrases’ in Medieval English Medical Manuscripts.” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 99.2 (1998): 199-209.

Orlemanski, Julie. “Jargon and the Matter of Medicine in Middle English.” JMEMS 42.2 (2012): 395-420.

Orlemanski, Julie. “Thornton’s Remedies and the Practices of Medical Reading.” In Robert Thornton and His Books, ed. Susanna Fein and Michael Johnston. York UP, 2104.

Siraisi, Nancy G. Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine: an Introduction to Knowledge and Practice. University of Chicago Press, 1990.

Wall, Wendy. Recipes for Thought: Knowledge and Taste in the Early Modern English Kitchen. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016.

Online resources

the Ancientbiotics Project

Early Modern Recipes Online Collective (EMROC)

Gode Cookery’s glossary of Middle English culinary terms

the Recipes Project

the Wellcome Library’s Food and Medicine guide