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Practical materia medica of the medieval eastern Mediterranean according to the Cairo Genizah /
by Efraim Lev and Zohar Amar.
imprint
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
description
x, 619 p., [32] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9004161201 (hardback : alk. paper), 9789004161207 (hardback : alk. paper)
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Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.
isbn
9004161201 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004161207 (hardback : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Practical materia medica and its sources -- The identification of materia medica in the Genizah and method of presenting the data -- Prescriptions, lists, letters and their analysis -- Inventory of practical materia medica of the Genizah people, its analysis, and comparisons with the theoretical inventory -- Materia medica: detailed items -- Materia medica: concise items -- Epilogue.
catalogue key
6369780
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [581]-598) and indexes.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume looks into the practice of medical care in the medieval world, particularly amongst the Jewish communities of Egypt. It examines the medicinal perscriptions, lists of materia medica and letters between physicians, pharmacists and patients found in the Cairo Genizah.
Description for Reader
All those interested in the medieval Middle East and Mediterranean, history of medicine, medieval and Arabic pharmacology, as well as Jewish and Genizah studies.
Long Description
This volume uniquely looks into the practice of medical care in the medieval world, particularly amongst the Jewish communities of Egypt. It examines the medicinal prescriptions, lists of materia medica and letters between physicians, pharmacists and patients found in the Cairo Genizah. Most histories of medieval medicine of the eastern Mediterranean are based upon theoretical Arabic writings. Here the authors examine, analyze and contextualize these medieval prescriptions also from the perspective of ethnobotanists, and as a result, provide an innovative insight into the everyday practice of medieval medicine and the historical use of the medicinal substances in the Medieval Mediterranean world.The result is a much needed contribution to medical-historical scholarship interested in the everyday practice of medicine of the common people of the medieval period.
Main Description
The authors provide a new insight to the practice of medical care in the medieval world. They examine the medicinal prescriptions and references to materia medica of the Cairo Genizah by combining the approaches of ethnobotany and history of medicine.
Main Description
This volume uniquely looks into the practice of medical care in the medieval world, particularly amongst the Jewish communities of Egypt. It examines the medicinal prescriptions, lists of materia medica and letters between physicians, pharmacists and patients found in the Cairo Genizah. Most histories of medieval medicine of the eastern Mediterranean are based upon theoretical Arabic writings. Here the authors examine, analyze and contextualize these medieval prescriptions also from the perspective of ethnobotanists, and as a result, provide an innovative insight into the everyday practice of medieval medicine and the historical use of the medicinal substances in the Medieval Mediterranean world. The result is a much needed contribution to medical-historical scholarship interested in the everyday practice of medicine of the common people of the medieval period.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
Preface
Introduction
Introductionp. 3
Practical Materia Medica and Its Sourcesp. 20
Discussion
The identification of Materia Medica in the Genizah and method of presenting the datap. 29
Prescriptions, lists, letters and their analysisp. 42
Inventory of practical Materia Medica of the Genizah people, its analysis, and comparisons with the theoretical inventoryp. 55
Descriptions and Uses of the Practical Materia Medica
Materia Medica: detailed itemsp. 89
Materia Medica: concise itemsp. 325
Epiloguep. 509
Appendixes, Bibliography and Indexes
Practical Materia Medicap. 515
Theoretical Materia Medicap. 550
Compound Medicines and Drugsp. 559
Foodstuffsp. 570
Prescriptions, lists of Materia Medica and notebooksp. 573
Bibliographyp. 581
Figures
Index of Scientific Namesp. 599
Index of Arabic Namesp. 605
Index of English Namesp. 612
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