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Re: VMs: Re: swallow-tail merlons revisited
At 22:25 09/08/2005 -0500, Dennis wrote:
I think Toresella thought that the VMs was written in northern
Italy, and that is one reason for the idea's persistence here. I'm not
sure why he thought so. He wrote about alchemical herbals, most of which
came from northern Italy, but he also noted that the VMs is sui
generis. He also said that one sees the influence of the "humanist hand"
in the Voynich script, though I don't know whether that should limit it
to northern Italy. So I still don't know why he thought so. Maybe we
should ask his current opinion, if someone can contact him.
FWIW, Sergio's opinion was based on having travelled all over the world to
closely examine many hundreds of medieval & early modern herbals, not just
"alchemical herbals". Naturally, he had a good look at the VMs along the
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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