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Constantine the African and Ali Ibn Al-Abbas Al-Magusi: The Pantegni and Related Texts Charles Burnett

Constantine the African and Ali Ibn Al-Abbas Al-Magusi: The Pantegni and Related Texts

Charles Burnett

Published September 1st 1994
ISBN : 9789004100145
Hardcover
364 pages
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 About the Book 

When the tenth-century K?mil as-sin?a (or al-Kit?b al-malak?) of Al? ibn al-Abbs al-Ma s? was adapted for a Latin-reading audience by Constantine the African in the late eleventh century, the medieval West had, for the first time, theMoreWhen the tenth-century K?mil as-sin?a (or al-Kit?b al-malak?) of Al? ibn al-Abbs al-Ma s? was adapted for a Latin-reading audience by Constantine the African in the late eleventh century, the medieval West had, for the first time, the opportunity to use a text which covered the whole of medicine. But the 100-odd extant manuscripts suggest that Contantines Pantegni was put together over a considerable period of time, and chapters from other Latin and newly-translated Arabic medical works were added to or substituted those of the K?mil, This book is the first to be devoted to Constantine the African: it sheds light on the School of Salerno and the formation of a medical corpus in the High Middle Ages.