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The Resource Science and religion in Mamluk Egypt : Ibn al-Nafis, pulmonary transit and bodily resurrection, Nahyan Fancy

Science and religion in Mamluk Egypt : Ibn al-Nafis, pulmonary transit and bodily resurrection, Nahyan Fancy

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Science and religion in Mamluk Egypt : Ibn al-Nafis, pulmonary transit and bodily resurrection
Title
Science and religion in Mamluk Egypt
Title remainder
Ibn al-Nafis, pulmonary transit and bodily resurrection
Statement of responsibility
Nahyan Fancy
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Language
eng
Summary
"A ground-breaking discovery in the history of the life sciences, the discovery of the pulmonary transit of blood, was a prerequisite for William Harvey's fully developed theory of blood circulation three centuries later. This book is the first attempt at understanding the thirteenth century physician-jurist, Ibn al-Nafis' discovery of the pulmonary transit of blood from within his own medical and philosophical compendium, and his broader social, religious and intellectual contexts. Although Ibn al-Nafis' did not posit a theory of blood circulation, he nevertheless challenged the reigning Galenic and Avicennian physiological theories, and the reigning anatomical understandings of the heart. Far from being a happy guess, Ibn al-Nafis' anatomical result is rooted in an extensive re-evaluation of the reigning medical theories. Moreover, this book shows that Ibn al-Nafis' re-evaluation is itself a result of his engagement with post-Avicennian debates on the relationship between reason and revelation, and the rationality of traditionalist beliefs, such as bodily resurrection. Uncovering new ground by showing how medicine, philosophy and theology were intertwined in the intellectual fabric of pre-modern Islamic societies, Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt will be of interest to students and scholars of the History of Science, the History of Medicine and Islamic Studies amongst others"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Fancy, Nahyan A. G
Dewey number
610.917/4927
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Culture and civilization in the Middle East
Series volume
37
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  • Ibn al-Nafīs, ʻAlī ibn Abī al-Ḥazm
  • Medicine, Arab
  • Physicians
  • Medicine, Arab
  • Medicine, Medieval
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Science and religion in Mamluk Egypt : Ibn al-Nafis, pulmonary transit and bodily resurrection, Nahyan Fancy
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Towards a contextualist approach -- 2. Ibn al-Nafis : a rational traditionalist -- 3. Reason, revelation, mystical insight and theological certainty -- 4. 'The soul is connected to the entire body' : hylomorphic psychology and Nafisian physiology -- 5. Fruits of a new physiology
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ocn847524719
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unknown
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1 online resource (xii, 186 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780203631614
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unknown
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)847524719
Label
Science and religion in Mamluk Egypt : Ibn al-Nafis, pulmonary transit and bodily resurrection, Nahyan Fancy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Towards a contextualist approach -- 2. Ibn al-Nafis : a rational traditionalist -- 3. Reason, revelation, mystical insight and theological certainty -- 4. 'The soul is connected to the entire body' : hylomorphic psychology and Nafisian physiology -- 5. Fruits of a new physiology
Control code
ocn847524719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 186 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203631614
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847524719

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