The amount of botanical information handled by Jesuit Diego de Rosales in his Historia general del reino de Chile, Flandes Indiano (1674) is enormous In his labor as a naturalist, which is shown throughout the Second Book, he also deals with the poisonous properties and the antidote function of triacas (or antidotes), as well as of other species described in the work. For this description, the most important task is detailed observation and personal experience, for over and above what scholarly sources say. All this within the framework of an evident admiration for the unknown nature that unfolds before his eyes throughout more than forty years of service in Chile, first as a Jesuit missionary in the south of the territory, then as rector of schools of the Company, and finally as Vice Provincial of the order, posts under which he toured the southern confines of the American continent.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Jesuit Herbalist: on Poisonous and Antidote Species in the Historia general del reino de Chile, Flandes Indiano (1674), by Diego de Rosales|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 2022|
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