By Patricia Ann Clark
N 1930 the Cretan healer, Nikolaos Konstantinos Theodorakis of Meronas, re-copied a computing device containing clinical lore handed down via his kin over generations. the current quantity bargains an variation of this computer including an English translation, the 1st of its style. It belongs to the style of iatrosophia, useful handbooks relationship ordinarily to the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries which compiled therapeutic knowledge, in addition to snippets of agricultural, meteorological and veterinary recommendation, and admixtures of faith, astrology and magic. either interesting and of serious value, iatrosophia let glimpses of classical and Byzantine clinical resources and illustrate the power and resilience of Greek conventional scientific and botanical wisdom.
From years spent exploring neighborhood therapeutic customs in Crete's Amari quarter, Patricia Clark is ready to current Theodorakis' iatrosophion opposed to a wealthy ancient, geographical and social historical past. Introductory essays and explanatory notes to the interpretation provide context to the iatrosophion and supply the really good info priceless for a great figuring out of the textual content. The considerable materia medica of the computer is handled in a considerable appendix. every one animal, mineral, plant or product is supplied with an outline of its a number of names during the millennia. Such entries should not just a key to figuring out the Greek scientific legacy, but additionally a bright representation of its utilization from antiquity to the current day.
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