Indonesian Commodities in Two Thirteenth-Century Danish Texts

Fig. 1 — The section on cubebs (Piper cubeba) in Henrik Harpestræng’s Yrtæbook. The marginal notes in red say ‘happy/glad’ and ‘stool/poop’. Copenhagen, Det Konglige Bibliotek, NKS 66, f.31v.

Yrtæbook

Libellus de arte coquinaria

Fig. 2 — The song at the end of the Codex Runicus (Copenhagen, Arnamagnæan Institute, AM 28 8vo, f.100r). The word ‘silk’ <silki> has been highlighted.

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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Posting about ancient and medieval Indonesia, up to ~1500 CE. Mainly into 14th & 15th century stuff, but earlier is fine too.

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