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Health and Well Being: A Medieval Handbook

Story posted: 16. December 2011 by Andrew Forbes

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Health and Well Being: A Medieval Handbook




The Tacuinum Sanitatis is a medieval handbook on Health and Well Being. First printed in Europe in 1531, it was aimed at an educated secular readership and offered concise and sensible advice on how to live a long, healthy and enjoyable life.

Four handsomely illustrated manuscripts of the Tacuinum survive, all produced in Lombardy and now housed, respectively, at libraries in Rome, Vienna, Paris and…

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