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Published: 01 March 2018

296 Pages | 35 colour illus. 7 b/w tables 1 b/w map

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474432122

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Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Classical Islamic History and Culture

  • Assesses the assimilation of theoretical and practical Greek, Indian and Persian medicine into Arabic medical culture
  • Reconstructs and presents a list of medicinal substances distributed by the Arabs as a result of their conquests
  • Tells the stories of 37 new Arabic drugs within the context of their natural history
  • Describes the contribution of the Arabs to the daily medieval cultural material (medicine, cosmetics, perfumery, dyeing of materials, industrial products and precious stones)