9781472512574

ReOrienting Histories of Medicine Encounters along the Silk Roads

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    9781472512574

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    147251257X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-05-17
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Summary

ReOrienting Histories of Medicine takes a cross-cultural approach that provides a re-appraisal of the 'globalised' character of early medicine. It re-orients medical history, and emphasizes the role of the transmission of medical ideas and practices between European and Asian cultures. Using original research taken from the medical findings of Dunhuang, Turpan and Cairo Genizah, this book contextualises the history of Euro-Asian medical encounters, from Greco-Indic early contacts to the present adoptions of mindfulness in psychotherapy.

This is an important book for those interested in the history of medicine and the transmissions of knowledge that have taken place over the course of global history.

Author Biography

Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim is Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Table of Contents

1. Global Medical Histories: A History
2. Between Greece and India: Wonderous Drugs from the East
3. The Hebrew Book of Asaf: Wind and Spirit
4. Dunhuang and Turpan: The Centrality of Central Asia
5. The Barmaks: Indian Medicine in Baghdad
6. Asian Medicine in the Cairo Genizah
7. Chinese Medicine in Medieval Iran: Qi or Blood?
8. Tibetan Medicine at the Court of the Russian Tsar
9. Current Perspectives: Mindfulness in Treatment of Mental Illness
10. Towards a Multi-Cultural Perspective of Health and Illness
Bibliography
Index

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