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The Wrapper

Georgius Everhardus Rumphius

in Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the different aspects of the Involucrum. It is the third kind of Angraecum terrestre and its leaves resemble those of the first kind, for they are full of ridges and folds, at ... More


The Triple Flower

Georgius Everhardus Rumphius

in Rumphius' Orchids: Orchid Texts from The Ambonese Herbal

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098143
eISBN:
9780300129311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098143.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter describes the features and development of the triple flower. The triple flower resembles Helleborus albus or Gentiana the most, and differs so much from the Angreks that one prefers to ... More


Garments of Skin

Sarah Kay

in Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Citing the same passage of Confessions as chapter 1, this chapter begins with the connection which Augustine draws between reading as second skin and the tunics of skin which Adam and Eve wore when ... More


Orifices and the Library

Sarah Kay

in Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436739
eISBN:
9780226436876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226436876.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Ambrose’s account in his Hexameron of the mating habits of the Viper attests his conviction that human bodies functioned in the same way as the bodies of nonhuman animals as regards sex and the ... More


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