Medicine in a Multicultural Society: Christian, Jewish and Muslim Practitioners in the Spanish Kingdoms, 1222-1610 (Variorum Collected Studies)

Medicine in a Multicultural Society: Christian, Jewish and Muslim Practitioners in the Spanish Kingdoms, 1222-1610 (Variorum Collected Studies)

By: Luis Garcia Ballester (author)Hardback

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The present collection by Professor GarcA-a-Ballester deals with medicine and science (i.e. natural philosophy) in the Spanish kingdoms of Castile and Aragon between the 13th and the 17th centuries. It includes a new English version of a major study first published in Spanish. While sharing much, including Galenism (which is the subject of a further collection) as a dominant medical doctrine, with other parts of medieval and Renaissance Europe, Spain was unique in having a medical marketplace uniting Christian, Jewish, Muslim and converso practitioners. The complex processes of cultural interchange that resulted form the main theme in this book. Together, these studies have thrown new light on problems of theory and practice, perceptions of health and disease, and the doctor-patient relationship, as well as on the social and legal settings where the healers (physicians, surgeons, barbers, and apothecaries) of these different religious communities were at work.

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Luis Garcia-Ballester, formerly University of Cantabria, Spain


Contents: Preface; Foreword, Jon Arrizabalaga, Monserrat Cabre and Fernando SalmA^3n; Christians in a Multicultural Society: Medical science in 13th-century Castile: problems and prospects; Nature and science in 13th-century Castile. The origins of a tradition: the Franciscan and Dominican Studia at Santiago de Compostela (1222-1230); Medical licensing and learning in 14th-century Valencia; Jews in a Christian Society: Jewish appreciation of 14th-century scholastic medicine; Changes in the Regimina sanitatis: the role of the Jewish physicians; Dietetic and pharmacological therapy: a dilemma among 14th-century Jewish practitioners in the Montpellier area; The Threefold Incomprehension: A marginal learned medical world: Jewish, Muslim and Christian medical practitioners, and the use of Arabic medical sources in late medieval Spain; Academicism versus empiricism in practical medicine in 16th-century Spain with regard to Morisco practitioners; The Inquisition and minority medical practitioners in Counter-Reformation Spain: Judaizing and Morisco practitioners, 1560-1610; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/07/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780860788454
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 390
  • ID: 9780860788454
  • weight: 694
  • ISBN10: 0860788458

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