ReOrienting Histories of Medicine: Interview on New Books Network

Yoeli-Tlalim, Ronit and Rose, Christopher S.. 2021. ReOrienting Histories of Medicine: Interview on New Books Network. [Audio]

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Creators: Yoeli-Tlalim, Ronit and Rose, Christopher S.
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There's been a lot of resurgent interest in the Silk Routes lately, particularly looking at the cultural, political, and economic connections between "East" and "West" that challenge long held narratives of a world that only became interconnected in the last half millennium. Even so, it's been rarely appreciated how much of the history of Eurasian medicine in the premodern period hinges on cross-cultural interactions and knowledge transmissions along these same lines of contact. Using manuscripts found in key Eurasian nodes of the medieval world - Dunhuang, Kucha, the Cairo Geniza, and Tabriz - this fascinating and much-needed book analyses a number of case-studies of Eurasian medical encounters, giving a voice to places, languages, people and narratives which were once prominent but have gone silent.

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Keywords: history of medicine, Silk Roads, global history
Departments, Centres and Research Units: History
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56 minutes 42 secondsDuration
Item ID: 30815
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2021 11:01
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2021 11:01


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