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Galen on problematical movements /
edited with introduction and commentary by Vivian Nutton ; with an edition of the Arabic version by Gerrit Bos.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
description
x, 404 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0521115493 (hardback), 9780521115490 (hardback)
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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0521115493 (hardback)
9780521115490 (hardback)
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Machine generated contents note: Introduction; Text and critical apparatus; Sigla; De motibus dubiis; On problematical movements; Hunayn's Arabic version; De motibus membrorum liquidis; Commentary; References; Index fontium; Index.
abstract
"In this forgotten treatise, preserved largely in medieval translations into Arabic and Latin, the greatest medical scientist of antiquity investigates the relationship between conscious and unconscious movements. He looks at the structure of the tongue and the oesophagus, and asks why mental perceptions can have physical effects on the body. Some of his questions still trouble modern scientists, although they would not accept most of his answers. The extensive Introduction and Commentary explain the medical background for non-medical specialists, and discuss the place of this treatise and of anatomy in medieval medicine down to Leonardo da Vinci. As well as being the first English translation of this important work, this is also the first comparative study of medieval translations of the same ancient text, and is based on new editions and collations of all three. The Commentary pays special attention to the linguistic elements involved in making these translations"--Provided by publisher.
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8001354
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 375-393) and indexes.
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In this forgotten treatise, the greatest medical scientist of antiquity investigates the relationship between conscious and unconscious movements. He looks at the structure of the tongue and the oesophagus, and asks why mental perceptions can have physical effects on the body.
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A full scholarly edition of one of the most interesting works of Galen of Pergamum, probably the most important doctor and medical thinker in antiquity, dealing with movements that seem to contradict his understanding of human physiology. This comprehensive new edition renders all previous editions of this work obsolete.
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In this forgotten treatise, preserved largely in medieval translations into Arabic and Latin, the greatest medical scientist of antiquity investigates the relationship between conscious and unconscious movements. He looks at the structure of the tongue and the oesophagus, and asks why mental perceptions can have physical effects on the body. Some of his questions still trouble modern scientists, although they would not accept most of his answers. The extensive Introduction and Commentary explain the medical background for non-medical specialists, and discuss the place of this treatise and of anatomy in medieval medicine down to Leonardo da Vinci. As well as being the first English translation of this important work, this is also the first comparative study of medieval translations of the same ancient text, and is based on new editions and collations of all three. The Commentary pays special attention to the linguistic elements involved in making these translations.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Text and critical apparatus
Sigla
De motibus dubiis
On problematical movements
Hunayn's Arabic version
De motibus membrorum liquidis
Commentary
References
Index fontium
Index
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