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Ancient medicine : from Mesopotamia to Rome

Author: Laura M Zucconi
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book by Laura Zucconi is an accessible introductory text to the practice and theory of medicine in the ancient world. In contrast to other works that focus heavily on Greece and Rome, Zucconi's Ancient Medicine covers a broader geographical and chronological range. The world of medicine in antiquity consisted of a lot more than Hippocrates and Galen.Zucconi applies historical and anthropological methods to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura M Zucconi
ISBN: 9780802869838 0802869831
OCLC Number: 1076551774
Description: xxi, 432 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Mesopotamian medicine --
Egyptian medicine --
Canaanite medicine --
Hittite medicine --
Classical Greek medicine --
Hellenism and Hellenistic medicine --
Ptolemaic Egyptian medicine --
Etruscan and Roman medicine --
Second Temple and early rabbinic medicine --
Persian medicine.
Responsibility: Laura M. Zucconi.

Abstract:

This book by Laura Zucconi is an accessible introductory text to the practice and theory of medicine in the ancient world. In contrast to other works that focus heavily on Greece and Rome, Zucconi's Ancient Medicine covers a broader geographical and chronological range. The world of medicine in antiquity consisted of a lot more than Hippocrates and Galen.Zucconi applies historical and anthropological methods to examine the medical cultures of not only Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome but also the Levant, the Anatolian Peninsula, and the Iranian Plateau. Devoting special attention to the fundamental relationship between medicine and theology, Zucconi's one-volume introduction brings the physicians, patients, procedures, medicines, and ideas of the past to light.

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