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Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Opened manuscript, fol. 18v and 19r. © The Bamberg State Library

Lorsch Pharmacopoeia (The Bamberg State Library, Msc.Med.1)

Registration year: 2013
Submission year: 
2012
Collection ID: 
2012-35

The Lorsch Pharmacopoeia (Msc.Med.1) in the Bamberg State Library is the earliest, reliably datable compendium of classical remedies in the Greco-Roman tradition from the (Latin) Early Middle Ages in Europe. It was fundamental in the reappraisal of medicine over the course of the Carolingian educational reform in the late eighth century. Its foreword provides the earliest and most comprehensive surviving intellectual discussion from the Carolingian age that seeks to justify systematically a positive reception of classical learning. The manuscript undertakes an innovative scientific approach to medicine, put forward under the premise of a positive and theologically based evaluation of humankind's physical environment.

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© The Bamberg State Library, Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Baroque cover.
Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Baroque cover.
© The Bamberg State Library

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Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Opened manuscript, fol. 18v and 19r. © The Bamberg State Library
Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Opened manuscript, fol. 18v and 19r.
© The Bamberg State Library

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© The Bamberg State Library, Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Catalogue of imperial library, fol. 42v.
Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Catalogue of imperial library, fol. 42v.
© The Bamberg State Library,

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© The Bamberg State Library, Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Compendium of remedies, fol. 17v.
Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Compendium of remedies, fol. 17v.
© The Bamberg State Library

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© The Bamberg State Library, Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. List of plant names, fol. 16v.
Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. List of plant names, fol. 16v.
© The Bamberg State Library

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© The Bamberg State Library, Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Overview of chapters, fol. 9r.
Photograph of the Lorsch Pharmacopoeia. Overview of chapters, fol. 9r.
© The Bamberg State Library
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