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Life is short, art long [electronic resource] : the art of healing in Byzantium : new perspectives /
Brigitte Pitarakis and Gülru Tanman, editors.
imprint
Istanbul : Istanbul Research Institute, 2018.
description
265 pages : color illustrations, color maps, plans ; 24 cm.
ISBN
6054642766, 9786054642762
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imprint
Istanbul : Istanbul Research Institute, 2018.
isbn
6054642766
9786054642762
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
general note
"Suna and İnan Kiraç Foundation."--Page preceding title page.
"This volume brings together presentations from the symposium 'Life is short, art long : the art of healing in Byzantium - new perspectives', held at the Pera Museum on March 14, 2015, and a few additional contributions."--Page 2.
Published in conjunction with a exhibition at the Pera Museum, Istanbul, in 2015.
abstract
"Providing new approaches to Byzantine views on health and medicine, this 13-chapter volume builds interdisciplinary bridges between a variety of subjects, ranging from religious beliefs and supernatural forces to oral health and dietary habits. Other topics include perceptions of the eternal afterlife, health centers in Constantinople and Anatolia, medical literature, access to exotic materials used in pharmaceuticals, traditions related to the god Asklepios, and hospital architecture designed to promote healing. The themes covered are based on the proceedings of the symposium held 14 March 2015, Medicine Day in Turkey, as part of the exhibition Life is Short, Art Long: the Art of Healing in Byzantium at the Pera Museum. All chapters are in English."--
catalogue key
12595332
 
Includes bibliographical references.

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