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Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine
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Arabian Drugs in Early Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

Zohar Amar and Efraim Lev

Abstract

For more than one thousand years Arab medicine held sway in the ancient world, from the shores of Spain in the West to China, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the East. This book explores the impact of Greek (as well as Indian and Persian) medical heritage on the evolution of Arab medicine and pharmacology, investigating it from the perspective of materia medica — a reliable indication of the contribution of this medical legacy. Focusing on the main substances introduced and traded by the Arabs in the medieval Mediterranean — including Ambergris, camphor, musk, myrobalan, nutmeg, sandalwood, an ... More

Keywords: Arab medicine, Greek medical heritage, Indian medical heritage, Persian medical heritage, pharmacology, materia medica

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780748697816
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697816.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zohar Amar, author
Bar-ilan University

Efraim Lev, author
University of Haifa