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The Resource Arabian drugs in medieval Mediterranean medicine, Zohar Amar and Efraim Levy

Arabian drugs in medieval Mediterranean medicine, Zohar Amar and Efraim Levy

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Arabian drugs in medieval Mediterranean medicine
Title
Arabian drugs in medieval Mediterranean medicine
Statement of responsibility
Zohar Amar and Efraim Levy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For more than one thousand years Arab medicine held sway in the ancient world, from the shores of Spain in the West to China, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the East. This book explores the impact of Greek (as well as Indian and Persian) medical heritage on the evolution of Arab medicine and pharmacology, investigating it from the perspective of materia medica - a reliable indication of the contribution of this medical legacy. Focusing on the main substances introduced and traded by the Arabs in the medieval Mediterranean - including Ambergris, camphor, musk, myrobalan, nutmeg, sandalwood and turmeric - the authors show how they enriched the existing inventory of drugs influenced by Galenic-Arab pharmacology. Further, they look at how these substances merged with the development and distribution of new technologies and industries that evolved in the Middle Ages such as textiles, paper, dyeing and tanning, and with the new trends, demands and fashions regarding spices, perfumes, ornaments (gemstones) and foodstuffs some of which can be found in our modern-day food basket
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Amar, Zohar,
Dewey number
615.1/09174927
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture
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  • Materia medica
  • Materia medica
  • Materia medica
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Arabian drugs in medieval Mediterranean medicine, Zohar Amar and Efraim Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Introduction -- Agriculture and pharmaceutical innovations: milestones in research and case studies -- 'Arabian' substances -- Discussion and conclusion -- Bibliography -- Indexes
Control code
ocn981811641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474413183
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981811641
Label
Arabian drugs in medieval Mediterranean medicine, Zohar Amar and Efraim Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Introduction -- Agriculture and pharmaceutical innovations: milestones in research and case studies -- 'Arabian' substances -- Discussion and conclusion -- Bibliography -- Indexes
Control code
ocn981811641
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474413183
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981811641

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