Ancient Babylonian Medicine : Theory and Practice, Paperback / softback Book

Ancient Babylonian Medicine : Theory and Practice Paperback / softback

Part of the Ancient Cultures series


Utilizing a great variety of previously unknown cuneiform tablets, Ancient Babylonian Medicine: Theory and Practice examines the way medicine was practiced by various Babylonian professionals of the 2nd and 1st millennium B.C. * Represents the first overview of Babylonian medicine utilizing cuneiform sources, including archives of court letters, medical recipes, and commentaries written by ancient scholars * Attempts to reconcile the ways in which medicine and magic were related * Assigns authorship to various types of medical literature that were previously considered anonymous * Rejects the approach of other scholars that have attempted to apply modern diagnostic methods to ancient illnesses


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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  • Category: Middle Eastern history
  • ISBN: 9781119025528

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