vendredi 10 mars 2017

Galien au Moyen-âge

- Abstract -
The body of works attributed to Galen of Pergamum (129-c.216 CE) is an ever-changing entity: a recent spectacular discovery brought to light a work long thought lost (De indolentia), while many texts wrongly ascribed to the “Prince of Medicine” are included in the standard reference edition (Kühn, 1821-1833), generating confusion among readers, specialist and not. This paper will address current scholarly questions about the transmission of Galenic texts in the medieval world, examining several examples from the authentic On simple drugs to texts of more dubious authorship about uroscopy and pulse lore. From Baghdad to Constantinople, Salerno, and Padua, a long line of scholars embarked on a perilous quest to identify, copy and translate the works of Galen – but did they get a glimpse of the real Galen?

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