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    Mental illness in ancient medicine: from Celsus to Paul of Aegina

    Thumiger, C. and Singer, Peter N., eds. (2018) Mental illness in ancient medicine: from Celsus to Paul of Aegina. Studies in Ancient Medicine 50. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. ISBN 9789004362727.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: In Mental Illness in Ancient Medicine: From Celsus to Paul of Aegina a detailed account is given, by a range of experts in the field, of the development of different conceptualizations of the mind and its pathology by medical authors from the beginning of the imperial period to the seventh century CE. New analysis is offered, both of the dominant texts of Galen and of such important but neglected figures as Rufus, Archigenes, Athenaeus of Attalia, Aretaeus, Caelius Aurelianus and the Byzantine 'compilers'. The work of these authors is considered both in its medical-historical context and in relation to philosophical and theological debates - on ethics and on the nature of the soul - with which they interacted.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 14:12
    Last Modified: 26 Mar 2021 15:58
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31291

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