Franklin

The herb in history, mysteries and crafts / by Zenia Sacks DaSilva.

Author/Creator:
Da Silva, Zenia Sacks author.
Publication:
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
ix, 369 pages : illustrations (some color), music ; 22 cm
Subjects:
Herbs -- Folklore.
Herbs -- Religious aspects.
Herb products.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use -- History.
Herb gardening.
Cooking (Herbs)
Herbs.
Herbs -- Therapeutic use.
Form/Genre:
Folklore.
History.
Summary:
This book is not the usual herbal; not a homeopathic handbook, a cookbook or a gardener's consort; not even a compendium of history or lore, though these are its favourite pursuits. At heart, it is a tale of humanity's poignant relationship with nature. Told in short vignettes, profusely illustrated and sprinkled with personal asides, it touches broadly on the role of plants in legend, in religion, in medicine, commerce, crafts and tradition, in literature, language, politics, beauty, in the rise and fall of empires, in food and manners, in love, in murder, and in crushing social passions. Publisher.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
1443856878
9781443856874
OCLC:
973371940
Publisher Number:
99972097337
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