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Hospitals in Iran and India, 1500-1950s [electronic resource] / [edited] by Fabrizio Speziale.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
description
vii, 243 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9789004228290 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
isbn
9789004228290 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Hopitaux et medecins avicenniens en Iran a l'epoque safavide [Avicennian Hospitals and Physicians in Safavid Iran] / Hasan Tadjbakhsh -- Hospitals in Safavid and Qajar Iran : An Enquiry into Their Number, Growth and Importance / Willem Floor -- Des particuliers au service du peuple : Le role des vaqf dans la fondation d'hopitaux en Iran au debut du XXe siecle [Individuals Serving the People : The Role of Vaqf in the Establishment of Hospitals in Iran at the Beginning of the 20th Century] / Omid Rezai -- Together and Apart : Catholic Hospitals in Plural Goa / Cristiana Bastos -- Tradition et reforme du dar al-sifa au Deccan [Tradition and reform of the dar al-sifa in the Deccan] / Fabrizio Speziale -- Healing the People and the Princes : Hospitals, Hakims and Doctors in Bhopal / Claudia Preckel -- Hamdard, How to Share Pain in a Muslim Way / Anna Vanzan -- Glossary -- List of Abstracts.
general note
In English and French.
catalogue key
11666665
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume looks at hospitals in the post-medieval Indo-Iranian world from various perspectives. The papers present a significant panorama on the history of medicine and medical institutions in Iran and India during the early modern and the modern periods.
Description for Reader
All those interested in history of Iran, history of India, history of science and medicine, and traditional Asiatic medicines.
Long Description
This volume looks at hospitals in the post-medieval Indo-Iranian world from various perspectives. During the Safavid-Mughal periods hospitals were still tied to Avicennian medicine. However, in Qajar Iran and British India hospitals became important instruments for the spread of modern Western medicine. The papers in this volume present a significant panorama on the history of medicine and medical institutions in Iran and India during the early modern and the modern periods. The portrait that emerges is not homogeneous, but instead shows ambivalent and contrasting images. Hospitals can be seen as powerful symbols of the Muslim scientific civilization and then of modern medicine, nevertheless, they remained institutions relegated to the fringes of society regarded with suspicion and usually reserved for the poor.Contributors include: Cristiana Bastos, Willem Floor, Claudia Preckel, Omid Rezai, Fabrizio Speziale, Hasan Tadjbakhsh, Anna VanzanThis book is copublished with the Institut Français de Recherche en Iran (IFRI) as no. 74 in the Bibliothéque Iranienne series.Le présent ouvrage propose un panorama significatif d'études portant sur l'histoire et le rôle des hôpitaux dans le monde irano-indien au cours de la première modernité et de l'époque moderne. Les contributions rassemblées dans ce volume étudient l'hôpital depuis plusieurs perspectives, examinant cet établissement tantôt comme une institution scientifique, tantôt en fonction de son utilité sociale. Ce qui émerge de ces travaux ne constitue pas un portrait homogène, mais plutôt une image ambivalente et contrastée de ces établissements. Les hôpitaux peuvent être vus comme des symboles puissants de la piété des souverains musulmans, ou de la civilisation scientifique musulmane, puis du triomphe de la science occidentale moderne. Cependant, pour une très longue période, l'hôpital demeure une institution reléguée à la marge de la société, regardée avec suspicion et en particulier réservée aux indigents.Ce livre est une coédition avec l'Institut Français de Recherche en Iran (IFRI) comme n? 74 dans la série Bibliothèque Iranienne

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