lundi 16 novembre 2015

L'hopital islamique médiéval

The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion and Charity 

A book talk with author Ahmed Ragab

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:00-7:30pm

CGIS Knafel K262 
1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA, 02138

The first monograph on the history of Islamic hospitals, this volume focuses on the under-examined Egyptian and Levantine institutions of the twelfth to fourteenth centuries. By the twelfth century, hospitals serving the sick and the poor could be found in nearly every Islamic city. Ahmed Ragab traces the varying origins and development of these institutions, locating them in their urban environments and linking them to charity networks and patrons’ political projects. Following the paths of patients inside hospital wards, he investigates who they were and what kinds of experiences they had. The Medieval Islamic Hospital explores the medical networks surrounding early hospitals and sheds light on the particular brand of practice-oriented medicine they helped to develop. Providing a detailed picture of the effect of religion on medieval medicine, it will be essential reading for those interested in history of medicine, history of Islamic sciences, or history of the Mediterra nean.

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