New PDF release: A Census of Greek Medical Manuscripts: From Byzantium to the

By Alain Touwaide

ISBN-10: 1409406563

ISBN-13: 9781409406563

Manuscripts containing Greek scientific texts have been inventoried through writer and paintings firstly of the twentieth century through a bunch of philologists below the path of Hermann Diels. priceless because it was once - and may remain – Diels’ catalogue passed over authors and works, misidentified manuscripts, and ignored codices. in addition, because the e-book of undefined, a few libraries have followed a brand new procedure of class, manuscripts were destroyed, goods have replaced situation, and new ones have come to gentle.

The current Census is a record of the Greek scientific manuscripts at present identified in collections world wide. it really is either an amended and up-to-date index of Diels’ catalogue, and an inventory of the goods neglected or neglected in Diels, or situated because. even though it doesn't supersede Diels’ catalogue, it's the integral device for a brand new Diels, and may be the reference for future years for any new serious version and medico-historical learn in keeping with manuscripts, in addition to delivering the root for a large variety of different ancient inquiries, from codicology to the heritage of medication and technology, together with Byzantine highbrow background, Renaissance experiences and humanism, historical past of the publication and early printing, and the background of scientific philology and learning.

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