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Infectious ideas : contagion in premodern Islamic and Christian thought in the Western Mediterranean

Author: Justin K Stearns
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2011.
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Based on Stearns's analysis of Muslim and Christian legal, theological, historical, and medical texts in Arabic, Medieval Castilian, and Latin, Infectious Ideas is the first book to offer a  Read more...

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Stearns, Justin K., 1974-
Infectious ideas.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010019679
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin K Stearns
ISBN: 9781421401058 1421401053
OCLC Number: 794700366
Notes: OldControl:muse9781421401058.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 279 pages)
Contents: Contagion in the commentaries on prophetic tradition --
Contagion as metaphor in Iberian Christian scholarship --
Contagion contested : Greek medical knowledge, prophetic medicine, and the first plague treatises --
Situating scholastic contagion between miasma and the evil eye --
Contagion between Islamic law and theology --
Contagion revisited : early modern Maghribi plague treatises --
Reframing Muslim and Christian views on contagion.
Responsibility: Justin K. Stearns.
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