Publisher description for A Byzantine encyclopaedia of horse medicine : the sources, compilation, and transmission of the hippiatrica / Anne McCabe.


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How were Greek texts on the care and medical treatment of the horse transmitted from antiquity to the present day? Using the evidence of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation known as the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe traces the journey of the texts from the stables to the medieval
scriptorium and ultimately to the printed edition. Surviving manuscripts include both magnificent presentation copies and plain ones intended for use in the field. The Hippiatrica is a rich and little-known source of information about horses, medicine, and magic. This book provides a guide to its
complex history as well as a host of fascinating details, and includes color illustrations of a number of manuscript pages.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Horses -- Diseases -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary medicine -- Byzantine Empire -- Early works to 1800.
Hippocrates.
Medicine, Greek and Roman.