By David Edwin Pingree
This selection of essays displays the wide variety of David Pingree's services within the medical texts (above all, pertaining to astronomy and astrology) of old Mesopotamia, Greece, India, Persia, and the medieval Arabic, Hebrew and Latin traditions. either theoretical facets and the sensible purposes of the precise sciences-in time preserving, prediction of the longer term, and the operation of magic-are handled. The booklet comprises numerous severe versions and translations of hitherto unknown or understudied texts, and a selected emphasis is at the diffusion of clinical studying from one tradition to a different, and during time. notably, the essays express the diversity and class of the precise sciences in non-Western societies in pre-modern instances.
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