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Medicina Plinii : Pliny's Guide to Traveller's Health - by Kai Brodersen & Yvette Hunt (Hardcover)

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Presented with facing Latin text, this is the first English translation and an up-to-date commentary of theMedicina Plinii, a late antique book on self-medication for travellers, adapted from Pliny’sNatural History, which became one of the most influential books of applied medicine and self-medication in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. It is of dual interest to present-day scholarship: it is a monument for the practical application of classical knowledge which has recently found lively interest in the history of science and medicine. It also provides a fascinating insight into the realities of the world of late antiquity, and into the anxieties of the people living in the vast Roman empire.

Number of Pages: 200
Genre: History
Series Title: Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Kai Brodersen & Yvette Hunt
Language: English
Street Date: April 8, 2019
TCIN: 53576128
UPC: 9781138934825
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-7432
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