Inspiring innovation from tradition

Here are some titles illustrating the many directions of internationalization in the past, with a particular focus on health, medicine, and the sciences. A selection without specific order witnessing to the vitality of historical inquiries, preceded by two works more specifically devoted to the medico-ethnological entreprise:

Manuel Pardo-de-Santayana, Andrea Pieroni and Rajindra K. Puri (eds). Ethnobotany in the new Europe. People, Health and Wild Plant Resources. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2010.

Ruth Kutalek and Armin Prinz. Essays in Medical Anthropology: The Austrian Ethnomedical Society After Thirty Years (Wiener Ethnomedizinische Reihe). Berlin and Wien: Lit Verlag, 2009.

Our selection is the following:

Justin K. Stearns, Infectious Ideas. Contagion in Premodern Islamic and Christian Thought in the Western Mediterranean. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011.

George Coedès, Texts of Greek and Latin Authors on the Far East from the 4th C. B.C.E. to the 14th C.C.E. Texts compiled by -. Texts revised and translated by John Sheldon, with contributions by Samuel N.C. Lieu and Gregory Fox. I. Texts and Translations (International Union of Academies, Project 67: China and the Mediterranean World) (Studia Antiqua Australiensia 4). Turnhout: Brepols, 2010.

Rosita D’Amora e Samuela Pagani (a cura di), Hammam. Le terme nell’Islam (Aquae. Studi e testi sulle terme 5). Firenze: Leo S. Olschki, 2011.

Bernard Rémy avec la collaboration de Patrice Faure, Les médecins dans l’Occident romain (Scripta Antiqua 27). Pessac: Ausonius Editions, 2010.

Charles Burnett, Numerals and Arithmetic in the Middle Ages (Variorum Collected Studies Series CS 967). Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate, 2010.

Trotula. Un compendio medievale di medicina delle donne. A cura di Monica H.Green. Traduzione italiana di Valentina Brancone (Edizione nazionale “La Scuola medica salernitana" 4). Firenze: SISMEL-Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2009.

Averroes, Avicennae cantica. Texto árabe, versión latina y traducción española. Jaime Coullaut Cordero, Emiliano Fernandez Vallina, Concepcion Vazquez de Benito (eds). Salamanca: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca, 2010.

Samuel K. Cohn, Jr. Cultures of Plague: Medical Thinking at the End of the Renaissance. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

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