|Translated title||In the Shadow of Avicenna. Medicine at the Time of the Caliphs|
Paris, France, 1996. 329 pp., illustrations: 345 col., 7 b&w, 30.8 × 23.8 cm. French.
Institut du monde arabe (18 November 1996–2 March 1997)
A monumental study of the history of medicine in the Arab world, from the 9th C to the present day. Five principal sections, each with multiple essays, focus on: the emergence and flowering of Arabic medicine, curing diseases, maintaining health, medicine and society, and extensions and dissemination of this knowledge to other worlds. Jewish material is addressed in the brief essay “The Jewish World” (R. Barkaï, pp. 267–269), and pictured and described on pp. 304–309 (cat. nos. 213–218, all illuminated manuscripts). Descriptive entries. 233 items.
HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, France, 15th C