John Arderon’s De judiciis urinarum

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John Arderon’s De judiciis urinarum

A Middle English Commentary on Giles of Corbeil’s Carmen de urinis in Glasgow University Library, MS Hunter 328 and Manchester University Library, MS Rylands Eng. 1310

Exeter Medieval Texts and Studies

2020

June 17th, 2020

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A synoptic edition of the English version of John Arderon’s De judiciis urinarum containing the commentary on Giles of Corbeil’s Carmen de urinis as preserved in Glasgow University Library, MS Hunter 328, from the early 15th century, and Manchester University Library, MS Rylands Eng. 1310, from the 16th century. The English version of De judiciis urinarum is a detailed uroscopic treatise instructing the mediaeval practitioner on the examination of urine with twenty colours and eighteen to nineteen contents, incorporating colour descriptions, diagnoses, medicines and information about urinary contents. The present edition offers the semi-diplomatic transcription of these hitherto unedited texts, accompanied by a glossary, notes and introduction, the latter containing the textual transmission of the text, a codicological/palaeographic description together with the analysis of the scribal language. The present edition will be useful as a primary source for research not only in Historical Linguistics but also in other related fields such as the History of Medicine or Ecdotics.

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Javier Calle-Martín is Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at the University of Málaga (Spain). His research interests are Historical Linguistics and Manuscript Studies, focusing on early English documents on the History of Medicine. He is also the leading researcher of a project for the electronic edition of hitherto unedited late Middle English and early Modern English scientific prose. Dr Calle-Martín has been the editor of the Middle English version of De viribus herbarum in MS Hunter 497 (2011) and the remedy-book in MS Wellcome 542 (2013).