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By Lennart Lehmhaus,Matteo Martelli

ISBN-10: 1501510770

ISBN-13: 9781501510779

With a transparent comparative strategy, this quantity brings jointly for the 1st time contributions that disguise assorted classes of the historical past of old pharmacology, from Greek, Byzantine, and Syriac drugs to the Rabbinic-Talmudic clinical discourses. This assortment opens up new synchronic and diachronic views within the learn of the traditional traditions of recipe-books and clinical collections. in addition to the hugely influential Galenic culture, the contributions will concentrate on much less studied Byzantine and Syriac resources in addition to at the Talmudic culture, which hasn't ever been systematically investigated when it comes to medication. This inquiry will spotlight the overpowering mass of data approximately medicinal drugs and treatments, which accrued over the centuries and was once disseminated in quite a few texts belonging to targeted cultural milieus. via a detailed research of a few suitable case experiences, this quantity will hint a few paths of this transmission and transformation of pharmacological wisdom throughout cultural and linguistic barriers, through pointing to the range of disciplines and parts of workmanship considering the process.

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