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How to Uproot a Mandrake: Reciprocity of Knowledge between Europe, the Middle East, and China

Abstract : Study on the textual and iconographic motifs of the uprooting of the mandrake by a dog. Beyond the falsely superficial aspect of this theme, the aim is to study this motif as a case study of transmission from the ancient West to the contemporary Far East, from ancient botanical texts (Flavius Josephus, Dioscorides, Herbarium of the Pseudo-Apuleius) to texts on mandrakes in medieval Latin botanical works (5th-15th c.), and through Arabic texts, as well as through Indian, Chinese and Japanese "folkloric" texts.
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Yuriko Yamanaka, Isabelle Draelants. How to Uproot a Mandrake: Reciprocity of Knowledge between Europe, the Middle East, and China. Horizons médiévaux d’Orient et d’Occident. Regards croisés entre France et Japon, s. dir. d’Egawa ATSUSHI, Marc SMITH, Megumi TANABE, Hanno WIJSMAN, [28 p.], In press. ⟨halshs-03095958⟩

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