Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle (Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean)

Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle (Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean)


Herbs and Healers from the traditional Mediterranean in the course of the Medieval West brings jointly 11 papers by way of best students in historic and medieval medication and pharmacy. Fittingly, the quantity honors Professor John M. Riddle, certainly one of modern-day most useful medieval historians, whose occupation has been dedicated to deciphering the complexities of early medication and pharmacy. "Herbs" within the identify normally connotes medicinal drugs in old and medieval occasions; the essays the following talk about attention-grabbing elements of the demanding situations students face as they translate and interpret texts in different older languages. a few of the healers within the quantity are named, similar to Philotas of Amphissa, Gariopontus, and Constantine the African; many are nameless and identified purely from their treatises on medicinal drugs and/or medication. The volume's scope demonstrates the breadth of present learn being undertaken within the box, reading either functional clinical arts and clinical thought from the traditional international into early sleek occasions. additionally it is a paper a few state-of-the-art Internet-based procedure for ongoing educational collaboration. The essays during this quantity exhibit insightful examine techniques and spotlight new discoveries that might be of curiosity to the overseas educational neighborhood of classicists, medievalists, and early-modernists end result of the shortage of guides objectively comparing long-lived traditions that experience their foundation on this planet of the traditional Mediterranean.

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