Greek Medical Literature and its Readers: From Hippocrates to Islam and Byzantium - Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College London 20 (Hardback)Petros Bouras-Vallianatos (editor), Sophia Xenophontos (editor)
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This volume focuses on the relationship between Greek medical texts and their audience(s), offering insights into how not only the backgrounds and skills of medical authors but also the contemporary environment affected issues of readership, methodology and mode of exposition. One of the volume's overarching aims is to add to our understanding of the role of the reader in the contextualisation of Greek medical literature in the light of interesting case-studies from various - often radically different - periods and cultures, including the Classical (such as the Hippocratic corpus) and Roman Imperial period (for instance Galen), and the Islamic and Byzantine world. Promoting, as it does, more in-depth research into the intricacies of Greek medical writings and their diverse revival and transformation from the fifth century BC down to the fourteenth century AD, this volume will be of interest to classicists, medical historians and anyone concerned with the reception of the Greek medical tradition.
Chapter 3 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/OA+PDFs+for+Cara/9781472487919_oachapter3.pdf
Chapter 6 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/OA+PDFs+for+Cara/9781472487919_oachapter6.pdf
Chapter 9 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/OA+PDFs+for+Cara/9781472487919_oachapter9.pdf
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 626 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"[T]he editors have brought together some interesting articles ... These new collections of articles on a single topic have the advantage of making it easier for other scholars to locate relevant studies." - Timothy S. Miller, Salisbury University, USA, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
"The present volume does a good job in showing how, while claiming its status as an individual techne, ancient medicine remains sensitive to its sharedness and openness across a stratified audience whose members have different skills, needs and expectations... the volume deals with a novel - and thorny - subject, and for that it should be praised." - George Kazantzidis, University of Patras, Greece, The Classical Review
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