Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle (Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean)

Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle (Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean)

Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West: Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle (Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean)


Herbs and Healers from the traditional Mediterranean throughout the Medieval West brings jointly 11 papers by way of top students in historical and medieval drugs and pharmacy. Fittingly, the amount honors Professor John M. Riddle, one in all trendy most valuable medieval historians, whose profession has been dedicated to interpreting the complexities of early drugs and pharmacy. "Herbs" within the identify as a rule connotes medicinal drugs in historical and medieval occasions; the essays right here speak about fascinating features of the demanding situations students face as they translate and interpret texts in different older languages. the various healers within the quantity are named, akin to Philotas of Amphissa, Gariopontus, and Constantine the African; many are nameless and identified merely from their treatises on medications and/or medication. The volume's scope demonstrates the breadth of present examine being undertaken within the box, studying either useful scientific arts and scientific concept from the traditional global into early smooth instances. additionally it is a paper a few state of the art Internet-based procedure for ongoing educational collaboration. The essays during this quantity display insightful learn techniques and spotlight new discoveries that would be of curiosity to the overseas educational neighborhood of classicists, medievalists, and early-modernists as a result of shortage of courses objectively comparing long-lived traditions that experience their beginning on this planet of the traditional Mediterranean.

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