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Medieval Islamic Medicine / Edition 2
     

Medieval Islamic Medicine / Edition 2

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by Emilie Savage-Smith, Peter E. Pormann
 

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ISBN-10: 1589011619

ISBN-13: 9781589011618

Pub. Date: 03/06/2007

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

The medical tradition that developed in the lands of Islam during the medieval period (c. 650-1500) has, like few others, influenced the fates and fortunes of countless human beings. It is a story of contact and cultural exchange across countries and creeds, affecting many people from kings to the common crowd. This tradition formed the roots from which modern

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The medical tradition that developed in the lands of Islam during the medieval period (c. 650-1500) has, like few others, influenced the fates and fortunes of countless human beings. It is a story of contact and cultural exchange across countries and creeds, affecting many people from kings to the common crowd. This tradition formed the roots from which modern Western medicine arose. Contrary to the stereotypical picture, medieval Islamic medicine was not simply a conduit for Greek ideas, but a venue for innovation and change.

Medieval Islamic Medicine is organized around five topics: the emergence of medieval Islamic medicine and its intense crosspollination with other cultures; the theoretical medical framework; the function of physicians within the larger society; medical care as seen through preserved case histories; and the role of magic and devout religious invocations in scholarly as well as everyday medicine. A concluding chapter on the "afterlife" concerns the impact of this tradition on modern European medical practices, and its continued practice today. The book includes an index of persons and their books; a timeline of developments in East and West; and a section on further reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589011618
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
804,874
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Notes of Transliteration, Dates, and General Format

List of Illustrations

Introduction

1. The Emergence of Islamic Medicine

2. Medical Theory

3. Physicians and Society

4. Practice

5. Popular Medicine

6. Afterlife

Biblography

Chronology

Index of Persons and Works

General Index

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Medieval Islamic Medicine 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book because it had a thorough discussion of a topic that is not widely discussed. It did a good job of breaking it into several topics and the concepts were easy to grasp. If you want to get a general idea of the medicine from this culture its a great starting point for exploration.