The Medical Recipes in the Antidotary in GUL MS Hunter 513 (ff. 37v–96v)

Teresa Marqués-Aguado

Abstract

Many Middle English medical texts contain medical recipes where remedies for various conditions are put forward. Recent scholarly research has characterised the recipe text-type from a linguistic viewpoint and also according to its elements, paying special attention to the writing tradition that the texts they are found in belong to. In this line, the present article explores and characterises the recipes contained in a 15th-century Antidotary found in GUL MS Hunter 513 (ff. 37v–96v) according to the two parameters mentioned. This analysis is based on the previous evaluation of the writing tradition where the text should be placed according to its composition.

Keywords

Recipe; Text-type; Writing tradition; Middle English; Antidotary; Manuscript studies



DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.2014.27.07