Collecting recipes: Byzantine and Jewish pharmacology in dialogue

With a clear comparative approach, this volume brings together for the first time contributions that cover different periods of the history of ancient pharmacology, from Greek, Byzantine, and Syriac medicine to the Rabbinic-Talmudic medical discourses. This collection opens up new synchronic and dia...

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Published in:Science, technology, and medicine in ancient cultures
Contributors: Lehmhaus, Lennart (Editor); Martelli, Matteo 1975- (Editor)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
French
Italian
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Published: Berlin Boston De Gruyter [2017]
In:Science, technology, and medicine in ancient cultures
Reviews:[Rezension von: Collecting Recipes] (2019) (Tieleman, Teun)
Enclosed titles:Frontmatter -- ; Acknowledgements -- ; Contents -- ; Introduction  (Lehmhaus, Lennart / Martelli, Matteo --)
Part 1. Near-Eastern and Galenic Background -- ; Some Remarks on Babylonian Pharmacology  (Geller, Markham J. --)
Reconsidering the Term Dreckapotheke for the Ancient Near East  (Desch, Franziska --)
Galen, Pharmacology and the Boundaries of Medicine: A Reassessment  (Petit, Caroline --)
Part 2. Pharmacology in Motion: Byzantine and Jewish Traditions -- ; Aëtius’ Extraction of Galenic Essence  (Gowling, Eric --)
The Third Way  (Totelin, Laurence --)
Le ricette cosmetiche nelle enciclopedie mediche tardoantiche  (Buzzi, Serena / Calà, Irene --)
Paul d’Égine, Galien et l’aspic de Cléopâtre  (Lherminier, Gabrielle --)
Continuity and Innovation in Paul of Aegina’s Chapters on Headaches and Migraines  (Salazar, Christine --)
Recipes Ascribed to the Scribe and Prophet Ezra in the Byzantine and Syriac Tradition  (Martelli, Matteo --)
Beyond Dreckapotheke, Between Facts and Feces: Talmudic Recipes and Therapies in Context  (Lehmhaus, Lennart --)
Methodological Pitfalls in the Identification of the כוס עיקרין  (Amit, Aaron --)
The Judaeo-Syriac Medical Fragment from the Cairo Genizah: A New Edition and Analysis  (Bhayro, Siam --)
La sistematizzazione della farmacologia a Bisanzio  (Bio, Anna Maria Ieraci --)
Index locorum -- ; Index nominum rerumque -- ; Index codicum
Series/Journal:Science, technology, and medicine in ancient cultures volume 4
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Ancient Orient / Rabbinic literature / Byzantine Empire / Late Antiquity / Syriac language / Pharmacy
Further subjects:B Intercultural history of knowledge and science
B Greek medical encyclopedias
B Talmudic Medicine
B pharmacotherapy / Late Antique pharmacology
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Erscheint auch als: 978-1-5015-1077-9
Erscheint auch als: 978-1-5015-0254-5
Erscheint auch als: 978-1-5015-0255-2
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Summary:With a clear comparative approach, this volume brings together for the first time contributions that cover different periods of the history of ancient pharmacology, from Greek, Byzantine, and Syriac medicine to the Rabbinic-Talmudic medical discourses. This collection opens up new synchronic and diachronic perspectives in the study of the ancient traditions of recipe-books and medical collections. Besides the highly influential Galenic tradition, the contributions will focus on less studied Byzantine and Syriac sources as well as on the Talmudic tradition, which has never been systematically investigated in relation to medicine. This inquiry will highlight the overwhelming mass of information about drugs and remedies, which accumulated over the centuries and was disseminated in a variety of texts belonging to distinct cultural milieus. Through a close analysis of some relevant case studies, this volume will trace some paths of this transmission and transformation of pharmacological knowledge across cultural and linguistic boundaries, by pointing to the variety of disciplines and areas of expertise involved in the process.
Format:Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
ISBN:1501502530
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1515/9781501502538