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- Medicine and the Italian Universities, 1250-1600
- Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
- Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine
The Canon of Avicenna, one of the principal texts of Arabic origin to be assimilated into the medical learning of medieval Europe, retained importance in Renaissance and early modern European medicine. After surveying the medieval reception of the book, Nancy Siraisi focuses on the Canon in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Italy, and especially on its role in the university teaching of philosophy of medicine and physiological theory.
Medicine and the Italian Universities, 1250-1600
Quatrilobed Plaque, c. Probably by Guillaume Julien French. Gold, translucent enamel. Medieval Institute Publications is proud to take a stand for the humanities, and we are committed to the expansion of humanistic study, inquiry and discourse inside and outside the of the university. Research into the premodern world offers complex understandings of how cultural ideas, traditions and practices are constructed, transferred and disseminated among different agents and regions.
Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Siraisi Published Medicine, Art. Western Europe supported a highly developed and diverse medical community in the late medieval and early Renaissance periods.
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Medieval and Early Renaissance Medicine
The Medical Renaissance , from to , is the period of progress in European medical knowledge, and a renewed interest in the ideas of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations , along with Arabic-Persian medicine , after the Latin translation movement. Such medical discoveries during the Medical Renaissance are credited with paving the way for modern medicine. The Medical Renaissance began just as the original Renaissance did, in the early 16th century. Medical researchers continued their Renaissance-evoked practices into the late 17th century.
History of medicine , the development of the prevention and treatment of disease from prehistoric and ancient times to the 21st century. Unwritten history is not easy to interpret, and, although much may be learned from a study of the drawings, bony remains, and surgical tools of early humans, it is difficult to reconstruct their mental attitude toward the problems of disease and death. It seems probable that, as soon as they reached the stage of reasoning, they discovered by the process of trial and error which plants might be used as foods, which of them were poisonous, and which of them had some medicinal value.
The sumptuous illuminated manuscripts of Early Renaissance Florence have traditionally been overshadowed by the better-known monumental arts of the period. The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks to redress the imbalance by mounting an exhibition of Florentine miniatures produced between and from collections in Europe and the United States.