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The Resource Magic and rationality in ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman medicine, edited by H.F.J. Horstmanshoff and M. Stol ; in collaboration with C.R. van Tilburg

Magic and rationality in ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman medicine, edited by H.F.J. Horstmanshoff and M. Stol ; in collaboration with C.R. van Tilburg

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Magic and rationality in ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman medicine
Title
Magic and rationality in ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman medicine
Statement of responsibility
edited by H.F.J. Horstmanshoff and M. Stol ; in collaboration with C.R. van Tilburg
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Medical systems of the Ancient Near East and the Greek and Roman world are studied side by side and compared. Early medicine in Babylonia, Egypt, the Minoan and Mycenean world; later medicine in Hippocrates, Galen, Aelius Aristides, Vindicianus, the Talmud. The volume focuses on the degree of "rationality" or "irrationality" in the various ways of medical thought and treatment. Fifteen specialists contributed thoughtful and well-documented chapters on important issues."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Horstmanshoff, H. F. J
  • Stol, Marten
  • Tilburg, C. R. van
Series statement
Studies in ancient medicine
Series volume
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicine, Assyro-Babylonian
  • Medicine, Greek and Roman
  • Magic
  • Practical reason
Label
Magic and rationality in ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman medicine, edited by H.F.J. Horstmanshoff and M. Stol ; in collaboration with C.R. van Tilburg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The papers collected in this volume are the results if a collaborative research project on ancient Greek and Near Eastern medicine, which was carried out at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) during the academic year 2000/2001, and which ended with an international symposium in June 2001" -- introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • West meets East : early Greek and Babylonian diagnosis/
  • M. J. Geller
  • p. 11
  • Assyriologist reads Hippocrates/
  • M. Stol
  • p. 63
  • Die 'Losung vom Bann' : Uberlegungen zu altorientalischen Konzeptionen von Krankheit und Heilkunst/
  • S. M. Maul
  • p. 79
  • Diagnosis, divination and disease : towards an understanding of the rationale behind the Babylonian Diagnostic handbook/
  • N. P. Heessel
  • p. 97
  • How to marry a disease : epidemics, contagion, and a magic ritual against the 'hand of the ghost'/
  • W. Farber
  • p. 117
  • Rationality versus irrationality in Egyptian medicine in the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods/
  • R. David
  • p. 133
  • Minoan and Mycenaean medicine and its Near Eastern contacts/
  • R. Arnott
  • p. 153
  • Greek medicine and Babylonian wisdom : circulation of knowledge and channels of transmission in the archaic and classical periods/
  • R. Thomas
  • p. 175
  • Divination, prognosis and prophylaxis : the Hippocratic work 'on dreams' (De victu 4) and its Near Eastern background/
  • P. J. van der Eijk
  • p. 187
  • Structure and genesis of some Hippocratic treatises/
  • V. Langholf
  • p. 219
  • Aphorismi 5.28-63 and the gynaecological texts of the Carpus Hippocraticum/
  • A. E. Hanson
  • p. 277
  • Bloodletting in Babylonia/
  • M. J. Geller
  • p. 305
  • 'Did the god learn medicine?' : Asclepius and temple medicine in Aelius Aristides' Sacred tales/
  • H. F. J. Horstmanshoff
  • p. 325
  • Vindicianus' Gynaecia and theories on generation and embryology from the Babylonians up to Graeco-Roman times/
  • L. Cilliers
  • p. 343
  • 'At times these ancient facts seem to lie before me like a patient on a hospital bed' - retrospective diagnosis and ancient medical history/
  • K.-H. Leven
  • p. 369
Control code
ocm55600640
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 407 p.
Isbn
9789004136663
Lccn
2004050576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9789004136663
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Magic and rationality in ancient Near Eastern and Graeco-Roman medicine, edited by H.F.J. Horstmanshoff and M. Stol ; in collaboration with C.R. van Tilburg
Publication
Note
"The papers collected in this volume are the results if a collaborative research project on ancient Greek and Near Eastern medicine, which was carried out at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) during the academic year 2000/2001, and which ended with an international symposium in June 2001" -- introduction
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • West meets East : early Greek and Babylonian diagnosis/
  • M. J. Geller
  • p. 11
  • Assyriologist reads Hippocrates/
  • M. Stol
  • p. 63
  • Die 'Losung vom Bann' : Uberlegungen zu altorientalischen Konzeptionen von Krankheit und Heilkunst/
  • S. M. Maul
  • p. 79
  • Diagnosis, divination and disease : towards an understanding of the rationale behind the Babylonian Diagnostic handbook/
  • N. P. Heessel
  • p. 97
  • How to marry a disease : epidemics, contagion, and a magic ritual against the 'hand of the ghost'/
  • W. Farber
  • p. 117
  • Rationality versus irrationality in Egyptian medicine in the pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods/
  • R. David
  • p. 133
  • Minoan and Mycenaean medicine and its Near Eastern contacts/
  • R. Arnott
  • p. 153
  • Greek medicine and Babylonian wisdom : circulation of knowledge and channels of transmission in the archaic and classical periods/
  • R. Thomas
  • p. 175
  • Divination, prognosis and prophylaxis : the Hippocratic work 'on dreams' (De victu 4) and its Near Eastern background/
  • P. J. van der Eijk
  • p. 187
  • Structure and genesis of some Hippocratic treatises/
  • V. Langholf
  • p. 219
  • Aphorismi 5.28-63 and the gynaecological texts of the Carpus Hippocraticum/
  • A. E. Hanson
  • p. 277
  • Bloodletting in Babylonia/
  • M. J. Geller
  • p. 305
  • 'Did the god learn medicine?' : Asclepius and temple medicine in Aelius Aristides' Sacred tales/
  • H. F. J. Horstmanshoff
  • p. 325
  • Vindicianus' Gynaecia and theories on generation and embryology from the Babylonians up to Graeco-Roman times/
  • L. Cilliers
  • p. 343
  • 'At times these ancient facts seem to lie before me like a patient on a hospital bed' - retrospective diagnosis and ancient medical history/
  • K.-H. Leven
  • p. 369
Control code
ocm55600640
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 407 p.
Isbn
9789004136663
Lccn
2004050576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9789004136663
Other physical details
ill.

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