Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts / Edition 1

Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts / Edition 1

by Peter Murray Jones, Peter Murray Jones, P. M. Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0712306579

ISBN-13: 9780712306577

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: British Library, The

Drawing on the wealth of medical illustration to be found in medieval manuscripts, Peter Murray Jones traces the history of medieval medicine, the artistic traditions which shaped its depiction and the changing attitudes and beliefs of both medical and artistic practitioners. This beautifully produced book is a revised, colour-illustrated version of the long out-of

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Drawing on the wealth of medical illustration to be found in medieval manuscripts, Peter Murray Jones traces the history of medieval medicine, the artistic traditions which shaped its depiction and the changing attitudes and beliefs of both medical and artistic practitioners. This beautifully produced book is a revised, colour-illustrated version of the long out-of-print Medieval Medical Miniatures first published by The British Library in 1984.

Some of the manuscripts illustrated are famous because of the quality of their design and splendour of illumination, but most medical illustration was not work of such refinement and consequently has been largely ignored by historians of art. For the historian of medicine, however, these ordinary manuscripts are just as interesting as the select few because they tell so much of what it must have been like to study and practise the healing arts in medieval times, as well as providing evidence of the changing role of the book in medicine.

The colour reproductions presented here reveal the extraordinary range and diversity in subject-matter and style of these illustrations. Peter Murray Jones provides the context, considering each picture as an integral part of the manuscript in which it is found, and interpreting it as a document of medical history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780712306577
Publisher:
British Library, The
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

IIntroduction13
The Earliest Medical Miniatures14
The End of a Tradition16
Text and Illustration16
The Making of Miniatures18
Sketches and Diagrams20
Galenism21
Arabic Influences22
Islam and Medical Illustration24
Magical and Religious Defences Against Illness24
Users and Practitioners26
Women28
Structure of the Book28
IIAnatomy29
IIIDiagnosis and Prognosis43
IVMateria Medica58
VCautery and Surgery76
VIDiet, Regimen and Medication95
Select Bibliography109
Index of Manuscripts111

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