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By Lennart Lehmhaus,Matteo Martelli

With a transparent comparative process, this quantity brings jointly for the 1st time contributions that conceal diversified sessions of the historical past of historic pharmacology, from Greek, Byzantine, and Syriac medication to the Rabbinic-Talmudic clinical discourses. This assortment opens up new synchronic and diachronic views within the learn of the traditional traditions of recipe-books and clinical collections. along with the hugely influential Galenic culture, the contributions will specialise in much less studied Byzantine and Syriac assets in addition to at the Talmudic culture, which hasn't ever been systematically investigated in terms of drugs. This inquiry will spotlight the overpowering mass of data approximately medications and treatments, which accrued over the centuries and used to be disseminated in quite a few texts belonging to specified cultural milieus. via a detailed research of a few proper case experiences, this quantity will hint a few paths of this transmission and transformation of pharmacological wisdom throughout cultural and linguistic obstacles, via pointing to the range of disciplines and parts of craftsmanship fascinated with the process.

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