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dc.identifier.citationZammit-Maempel, G. (1975). Fossil sharks' teeth: A Medieval safeguard against poisoning. Melita Historica, 6(4), 391-410.en_GB
dc.description.abstractZammit-Maempel delves into the practice of using pendants with mounted fossil sharks' teeth as a counter-measure to rampant poisoning throughout the Middle Ages. Malta, he discovers, provided sharks' teeth which possessed "special magical powers" against poison. At the end of the study, the author includes five plates which act as visual representations of sharks' teeth in use.en_GB
dc.publisherMalta Historical Societyen_GB
dc.subjectMiddle Agesen_GB
dc.subjectPoisoning -- Europe -- Historyen_GB
dc.subjectSharks, Fossil -- Malta -- Historyen_GB
dc.subjectLanguage and languages -- Etymologyen_GB
dc.subjectSt. Paul’s Grotto (Rabat, Malta)en_GB
dc.subjectPaul, the Apostle, Sainten_GB
dc.subjectRocks -- Malta -- Historyen_GB
dc.subjectKunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna, Austria)en_GB
dc.subjectMdina Metropolitan Museum (Mdina, Malta)en_GB
dc.subjectSymbolism -- Malta -- Historyen_GB
dc.subjectPendants (Jewelry) -- Historyen_GB
dc.titleFossil sharks' teeth: A Medieval safeguard against poisoningen_GB
dc.title.alternativeThe curious lore of Malta's fossil sharks' teethen_GB
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dc.publication.titleMelita Historicaen_GB
dc.contributor.creatorZammit-Maempel, George-
Appears in Collections:MH, Volume 6, No. 4 (1975)
MH, Volume 6, No. 4 (1975)

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