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...This work recounts the history of medicine in Persia, from ancient Babylon and Assyria to the twentieth century. Placing the story of medicine against the background of general Persian history, Elgood demonstrates the important part played...
...Fragments from the Kitāb al-milāl wa al-duwal, manuscript, 10th century. North Africa. The famous astrologer Abū Ma`shar (d. 886) named his book Kitāb al-Milal wal-Duwal, 'The Book of Religious Communities and Dynasties...
...Iacob Mantino's Latin translation of a treatise by Averroes, commonly referred to in Latin sources as "Epitome of Aristotle's Metaphysics" (however the majority of the Arabic manuscripts do not display any title). Mantino, "medico hebreo...
...A speech delivered to the consistory by Anton Florian, Count of Lichtenstein, the Imperial Ambassador to the Vatican, on 12 February 1691, exhorting the cardinals to elect a successor to Pope Alexander VIII, who had died on 1 February, ‘cum...
...Very rare edition ( the first, virtually unobtainable, had appeared in Venice, 1497). The treatise is a commentary on the famed Tahāfut al-Tahāfut, in which Averroes (1126–1198) defends the use of Aristotelian philosophy within Islamic...
...Italian manuscript, with watermark of coat of arms displaying bird, untrimmed, in wrappers. Probably composed during the pontificate of Gregory XIII (1572-1585), who spared no efforts to further an expedition against the Turks, and who sent...