Arabian Drugs in Medieval Mediterranean Medicine by Zohar AmarArabian Drugs in Medieval Mediterranean Medicine by Zohar Amar

Arabian Drugs in Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

byZohar Amar, Efraim Lev

Hardcover | January 15, 2017

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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 andpharmacology, 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) andfoodstuffs some of which can be found in our modern-day food basket.
Zohar Amar is Director of the Unit on the History of Medicine at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Efraim Lev is a Professor at the Department of Eretz Israel Studies at the University of Haifa.
Title:Arabian Drugs in Medieval Mediterranean MedicineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:January 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748697810

ISBN - 13:9780748697816