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Anecdotes and Antidotes

A Medieval Arabic History of Physicians

Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah
Edited by Henrietta Sharp Cockrell and with introduction by Geert Jan van Gelder

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198827924

400 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

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Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah was a Syrian Arab physician of the 13th century who compiled a biographical encyclopedia of notable physicians, and scholars from the Greeks, Romans, Syriacs and Indians including Galen and Avicenna.

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Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah was a Syrian Arab physician of the 13th century who compiled a biographical encyclopedia of notable physicians, and scholars from the Greeks, Romans, Syriacs and Indians including Galen and Avicenna.

  • A critical and annotated edition translated by a team of scholars from the universities of Oxford and Warwick
  • Covers notable physicians and scholars from the Greeks, Romans, Syriacs, and Indians up to the year 1270 CE
  • Contains biographies of lesser known physicians of the period as well as those well-known to Europeans audiences such as Galen, Avicenna, Maimonides, Rhazes and Alhazen

About the Author(s)

Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah

Edited by Henrietta Sharp Cockrell, Islamic Art and Culture, and with introduction by Geert Jan van Gelder, Oriental studies professor, University of Oxford

After graduating from Durham University with a degree in Modern Arabic Studies, Henrietta Sharp Cockrell worked as a specialist for Christie's Islamic Dept in London for several years. Now freelance, her consultancy work has included contributing to the Nasser D Khalili catalogue, Gems and Jewels of Mughal India, and assisting on the first volume of New Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts at the Bodleian Library where she devised the Sharp Scale for quantifying paper translucency. She also worked in Kuwait for UNESCO after the Iraqi invasion and is an occasional writer for The Art Newspaper.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Note on Transliteration and Pronunciation
    Editorial Note
    Select Bibliography
    Chronology
    Map
    Anecdotes and Antidotes. A Medieval Arabic History of Physicians. A New Translation.
    Explanatory Notes
    Appendix 1: Weights & Measures
    Appendix 2: Gazetteer of Place-Names
    Appendix 3: Concordance of biographies with those in the full text
    Appendix 4: List of Sources used by Ibn Abi Usaybi'ah
    List of Illustrations and Diagrams

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