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Author Milwright, Marcus, author.

Title The Queen of Sheba's gift : a history of the true balsam of Matarea / Marcus Milwright.

Publication Info. Edinburgh ; Edinburgh University Press, [2021]

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 336 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps.
Series Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture
Edinburgh studies in classical Islamic history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-352) and indexes.
Summary The balsam of Matarea was a famous panacea among physicians in the Middle East and Europe during the antique and medieval periods. Using written sources, visual data and archaeological material, Milwright reconstructs the fascinating cultural history of the balsam tree: from Jericho and En-Gedi to Egypt, and from ancient times to the 17th century.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Medicinal plants -- Islamic countries -- History -- To 1500.
Trees -- Symbolic aspects -- Islamic countries -- History -- To 1500.
Materia medica -- Islamic countries -- History -- To 1500.
Civilization, Medieval.
Civilization, Medieval.
Materia medica.
Medicinal plants.
Trees -- Symbolic aspects.
Islamic countries.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 0748668497 9780748668496 (OCoLC)1193066439
ISBN 9780748668502 (electronic bk.)
0748668500 (electronic bk.)