The History of Medieval Islamic Medicine

The medical tradition, which developed in the lands of Islam from the seventh century AD onwards, is rich and variegated. Its history stretches over more than a millennium, and involves people of many languages (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Syriac, Hebrew) and faiths (Muslims, Jews, Christians, Zoroastrians, and pagans). Given the breadth of this field, this lecture will focus on several key themes expressed through individual examples, and illustrated by miniatures, diagrams, and artefacts.

This free public lecture at the University of Melbourne will be presented by Professor Peter E. Pormann, D.Litt., M.A., D.Phil., M.Phil. (Oxon), M.A. (Leiden), FRAS, who is Professor of Classics and Graeco-Arabic Studies at the University of Manchester.

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November 04, 2016 at 6:00pm - 7pm
Forum Theatre
Level 1, Arts West
University of Melbourne, Victoria 3052
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