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Medieval medicine in illuminated manuscripts /
Peter Murray Jones.
edition
Rev. ed.
imprint
London : British Library ; [Milan] : Centro Tibaldi, 1998.
description
111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
ISBN
0712306579
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
London : British Library ; [Milan] : Centro Tibaldi, 1998.
isbn
0712306579
general note
Previous ed. published: London : British Library in association with the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1984, under the title: Medieval medical miniatures.
catalogue key
3033861
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Drawing on the wealth of medical illustration to be found in medieval manuscripts, Peter Murray Jones traces the history of medieval medicine, the artistic traditions which shaped its depiction and the changing attitudes and beliefs of both medical and artistic practitioners. This beautifully produced book is a revised, colour-illustrated version of the long out-of-print Medieval Medical Miniatures first published by The British Library in 1984. Some of the manuscripts illustrated are famous because of the quality of their design and splendour of illumination, but most medical illustration was not work of such refinement and consequently has been largely ignored by historians of art. For the historian of medicine, however, these ordinary manuscripts are just as interesting as the select few because they tell so much of what it must have been like to study and practise the healing arts in medieval times, as well as providing evidence of the changing role of the book in medicine. The colour reproductions presented here reveal the extraordinary range and diversity in subject-matter and style of these illustrations. Peter Murray Jones provides the context, considering each picture as an integral part of the manuscript in which it is found, and interpreting it as a document of medical history.
Unpaid Annotation
Drawing on the wealth of medical illustration to be found in medieval manuscripts, Peter Murray Jones traces the history of medieval medicine, the artistic traditions that shaped its depiction, and the changing attitudes and beliefs of both medical and art practitioners. This beautifully produced book is a revised, colour-illustrated version of the long out-of-print Medieval Medical Miniatures first published by The British Library in 1984.Some of the manuscripts illustrated are famous because of the quality of their design and splendour of illumination, but most medical illustration was nor work of such refinement and consequently has been largely ignored by historians of art. For the historian of medicine, however, these ordinary manuscripts are just as interesting as the select few bemuse they tell so much of what it must have been like to study and practise the healing arts in medieval times, as well as providing evidence of the changing role of the book in medicine.The colour reproductions presented here reveal the extraordinary range and diversity in subject-matter and style of these illustrations. Peter Murray Jones provides the context, considering each picture as an integral part of the manuscript in which it is found, and interpreting it as a document of medical history.
Main Description
Drawing on the wealth of medical illustration to be found in medieval manuscripts, Peter Murray Jones traces the history of medieval medicine, the artistic traditions which shaped its depiction and the changing attitudes and beliefs of both medical and artistic practitioners. This beautifully produced book is a revised, colour-illustrated version of the long out-of-print Medieval Medical Miniatures first published by The British Library in 1984.Some of the manuscripts illustrated are famous because of the quality of their design and splendour of illumination, but most medical illustration was not work of such refinement and consequently has been largely ignored by historians of art. For the historian of medicine, however, these ordinary manuscripts are just as interesting as the select few because they tell so much of what it must have been like to study and practise the healing arts in medieval times, as well as providing evidence of the changing role of the book in medicine.The colour reproductions presented here reveal the extraordinary range and diversity in subject-matter and style of these illustrations. Peter Murray Jones provides the context, considering each picture as an integral part of the manuscript in which it is found, and interpreting it as a document of medical history.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work draws on the medical illustrations found in medieval manuscripts, tracing the history of medieval medicine, the artistic traditions which shaped its depiction, and the changing attitudes and beliefs of artists and medical practitioners.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 13
The Earliest Medical Miniaturesp. 14
The End of a Traditionp. 16
Text and Illustrationp. 16
The Making of Miniaturesp. 18
Sketches and Diagramsp. 20
Galenismp. 21
Arabic Influencesp. 22
Islam and Medical Illustrationp. 24
Magical and Religious Defences Against Illnessp. 24
Users and Practitionersp. 26
Womenp. 28
Structure of the Bookp. 28
Anatomyp. 29
Diagnosis and Prognosisp. 43
Materia Medicap. 58
Cautery and Surgeryp. 76
Diet, Regimen and Medicationp. 95
Select Bibliographyp. 109
Index of Manuscriptsp. 111
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