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Medieval Islamic Medicine

In this podcast series Peter Pormann of Warwick's Department of Classics and Ancient History explores the history of medical theory and practice in the medieval Islamic world.

Introduction to Medieval Islamic Medicine

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

In our first episode Peter provides an introduction to the series and outlines the topics we will explore.

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Medical inheritance - cultures and traditions of theory

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

In this episode Peter looks at the cultures and traditions from which medieval Islamic medical theory and practice emerged.

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The translation movement - the spread of ideas

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

In this episode we explore the importance of the translation movement in defining a tradition of Islamic medicine in the medieval period.

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Theory and Practice - butchers or healers?

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

In this episode Peter discusses the medical theory that underpinned the Islamic tradition and how this was reflected in practice.

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Practitioners in society

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

In this episode we look at the role of medical practitioners in society and the institutions and environment in which they practiced

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Medicine, magic and religion

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

In this episode Peter talks about the relationship between medicine, religion and magic.

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The medieval in the modern

12:25 Mon 05 Jan 2009

In our final episode we examine the impact that the Islamic tradition had on neighbouring cultures and the modern theory and practice of medicine.

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