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Liber dietarium universalium et particularium – Fragment

Parchment · 1 leaf · 1251 – 1300 CE · France · 255 x 150 mm


Victoria, B.C., University of Victoria Libraries, Fragm.Lat.4
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Fragment of Constantine the African’s Liber dietarium universalium et particularium (a Latin translation of Isaac Israeli’s Arabic Kitāb al-aghdhiya), a standard text in the medieval medical curriculum. This leaf includes the beginning of the third section on “particulars,” on the medicinal and dietary uses of melon, cucumber, squash, watermelon, and lettuce.

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