Hawthorn: The Tree That Has Nourished, Healed, and Inspired Through the Ages

Hawthorn: The Tree That Has Nourished, Healed, and Inspired Through the Ages

Bill Vaughn


An enticing advent to the traditional hawthorn tree and its diversified roles in human history

certainly one of humankind’s oldest partners, the hawthorn tree is sure up within the stories of each recorded age and the plot strains of cultures around the Northern Hemisphere. In Hawthorn, invoice Vaughn examines the little-recognized political, cultural, and typical historical past of this historical spiky plant. Used for millions of years within the impenetrable dwelling fences that outlined the landscapes of Europe, the hawthorn finally helped feed the category antagonism that resulted in frequent social upheaval. within the American Midwest, hawthorn-inspired hedges at the prairies made nineteenth-century farming economically lucrative for the 1st time. Later, in Normandy, mazelike hedgerows bristling with those thorns approximately expense the Allies international warfare II. Vaughn shines mild at the complete scope of the tree’s impression over human occasions. He additionally explores medicinal worth of the hawthorn, using its fruit within the world’s first wine, and the symbolic position its spikes and flora performed in pagan ideals and Christian iconography. As exciting because it is illuminating, this e-book is the 1st complete appreciation of the hawthorn’s ample connections with humanity.
 

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