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Christian Laes Free University of Brussels, University of Antwerp, C.F. Goodey The Open University, M. Lynn Rose Truman State University
This is the first volume ever to systematically study the subject of disabilities in the Roman world. The contributors examine the topic from head to toe: mental and intellectual disability, alcoholism, visual impairment, speech disorder, hermaphroditism, monstrous births, mobility problems, ...
Yossef Rapoport, Queen Mary University of London, and Emilie Savage-Smith, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
The Book of Curiosities is an eleventh-century Arabic account of the heavens and the Earth, illustrated by remarkable maps and astronomical diagrams. This authoritative edition and translation opens a unique window onto the geographical and astrological knowledge of medieval Islam.
Philippa Lang, Emory University
Examining all forms of healing within the specific socioeconomic and environmental constraints of the Ptolemies’ Egypt, this book explores how linguistic, cultural and ethnic affiliations and interactions were expressed in the medical domain.
By Jacques Jouanna, Université de Paris-Sorbonne and Institut de France (Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres), Translated by Neil Allies, Edited by Philip van der Eijk
This volume makes available in English translation a selection of Jacques Jouanna's papers on Greek and Roman medicine, ranging from the early beginnings of Greek medicine to late antiquity.
Joel E. Mann
Employing the logical tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, this book places the pseudo-Hippocratic treatise On the Art of Medicine in its proper philosophical, rhetorical, and medical contexts through a new translation and commentary on the Greek text.
Edited by W.V. Harris Columbia University
Mental Disorders in the Classical World seeks to show through interdisciplinary work how the first medical scientists and their lay contemporaries conceptualized mental disorders and attempted to diagnose, understand and treat them.
The Therapeutics of John the Physician is an important source on Medieval medicine, published here for the first time. It yields authentic insights into medicine as a craft and a large quantity of new evidence on the transition from ancient to modern Greek.
Elizabeth M. Craik
This is a new edition, with translation, introduction and commentary, of the Hippocratic treatise On Glands. Through a close analysis of both content and expression, the text is interpreted and situated in the wider context of ancient medical writing.
Edited by Manfred Horstmanshoff
The collection of writings known as the Corpus Hippocraticum played a decisive role in medical education for more than twenty four centuries. This is the first full-length volume on medical education in Graeco-Roman antiquity since Kudlien’s seminal article from 1970. The articles in this volume ...
Laurence M. V. Totelin
Drawing on philological studies, social history and anthropology, this book offers the first extended study of the recipes included in the Hippocratic Corpus. It examines the links between oral and written traditions in the transmission of ancient pharmacological knowledge.
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