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Book Title: The Wisdom of Nature

Author: Werner Telesko

Book Description:

This is an illustrated work that examines the medieval world through the relationship between nature and religion. According to medieval thought, nature was a book where God reveals himself and his message through plants and animals. The book is centered around three illustrated medieval manuscripts and examines the origin of each manuscript illustration as well as symbolic meanings, healing powers and medical properties.


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