What did you do when you fell ill in fifteenth-century Florence? How did you get the medicines that you needed at a price you could afford? What would you find when you entered an apothecary's shop? This richly detailed study of the Speziale al Giglio in Florence provides surprising answers, demonstrating the continued importance of highly personalised medical practice late into the fifteenth century.
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 753 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 24 mm
"The result is a rich bottom-up account, full of examples while addressing major themes of general interest.[...] the authors' industry and imagination in making account books speak is remarkable." - Harold J. Cock, Brown University, USA, in: The European Legacy, April 2013, pp. 380-1
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