The Florentine Codex & the Herbal Tradition: Unknown vs Known?

The Florentine Codex & the Herbal Tradition: Unknown vs Known?
Dec 05, 2017

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.

The 16th-century ethnographic study known as the Florentine Codex included a richly detailed account of natural history of the New World. In this lecture, Alain Touwaide, historian of medicine, botany and medicinal plants, will compare the Codex and contemporary European herbal traditions. He suggests that they represent the opposition between unknown and known—a dynamic force that led to many discoveries in medicine through the centuries. Free; no reservations required. Rothenberg Hall

 

A volume of the Florentine Codex, on loan from the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence, is currently on view in the “Visual Voyages” exhibition.

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