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Epidemics in context : Greek commentaries on Hippocrates in the Arabic tradition / edited by Peter E. Pormann.

Publication:
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, ©2012.
Format/Description:
Book
334 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Scientia Graeco-Arabica ; v. 8.
Scientia Graeco-Arabica, 1868-7172 ; Band 8
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Subjects:
Hippocrates. Epidemics.
Medicine, Greek and Roman.
Medicine, Arab.
Epidemics (Hippocrates).
Medical subjects:
Disease Outbreaks.
History, Ancient.
Medicine, Arabic.
Greek World.
Local subjects:
London <2010>. (search)
Language:
In English; occasional phrases in Arabic or Ancient Greek with English translations.
Summary:
The Hippocratic Epidemics and Galen's Commentary on them constitute milestones in the development of clinical medicine. However, they also illustrate the rich exegetical traditions that existed in the post-classical Greek world. The present volume investigates these texts from various and diverse vantage points: textual criticism; Greek philology; knowledge transfer through translations; and medical history. Especially the Syriac and Arabic traditions of the Epidemics come under scrutiny.
Contents:
Introduction
A new manuscript : Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, MS Ayasofya 3592 / Bink Hallum [and others]
Exegesis, explanation and epistemology in Galen's commentaries on Epidemics, books one and two / Philip J. van der Eijk
Sympathy between Hippocrates and Galen : the case of Galen's Commentary on Hippocrates' 'Epidemics', book two / Brooke Holmes
The Arabic version of Galen's Commentary on Hippocrates' 'Epidemics', book two as a source for the Hippocratic text : first remarks / Robert Alessi
The Syriac epidemics and the problem of its identification / Grigory Kessel
Galen, Epidemics, book one : text, transmission, translation / Uwe Vagelpohl
The art of the translator, or : how did Ḥunayn ibn ʼIsḥāq and his school translate? / Oliver Overwien
Galen the pagan and Ḥunayn the Christian : specific transformations in the commentaries on Airs, waters, places and the Epidemics / Gotthard Strohmaier
The Arabic reception of Galen's Commentary on Hippocrates' 'Epidemics' / Bink Hallum
Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms in the Arabic translation : the example of melancholy / Peter E. Pormann, N. Peter Joosse
'Abd al-Laṭīf al-Baġdādī's Commentary on Hippocrates' 'Prognostic' : a preliminary exploration / N. Peter Joosse, Peter E. Pormann
Recipes by Hippocrates, Galen and Ḥunayn in the Epidemics and in medieval Arabic pharmacopoeias / Leigh Chipman.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-321) and index.
Contributor:
Pormann, Peter E.
ISBN:
9783110259797
3110259796
9783110259803
311025980X
OCLC:
753350785