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Author Amar, Zohar, author.

Title Arabian drugs in medieval Mediterranean medicine / Zohar Amar and Efraim Levy.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture
Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction -- Agriculture and pharmaceutical innovations: milestones in research and case studies -- 'Arabian' substances -- Discussion and conclusion -- Bibliography -- Indexes.
Summary 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 and turmeric - the authors show how they enriched the existing inventory of drugs influenced by Galenic-Arab pharmacology. Further, they look at how these substances merged with the development and distribution of new technologies and industries that evolved in the Middle Ages such as textiles, paper, dyeing and tanning, and with the new trends, demands and fashions regarding spices, perfumes, ornaments (gemstones) and foodstuffs some of which can be found in our modern-day food basket.
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Subject Materia medica -- Arab countries -- History -- To 1500.
Materia medica -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500.
Materia medica -- Therapeutic use -- History -- To 1500.
Mediterranean Region.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9780748697816 0748697810 (OCoLC)968918144
ISBN 9780748697823 (electronic bk.)
0748697829 (electronic bk.)