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Revisiting Ibn Sina's (Avicenna) Heritage

by Kadircan Hidir Keskinbora (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 354 Pages

Summary

Even well after his lifetime, Ibn Sina was renowned, not just in medicine or philosophy, but in other areas, especially in the Islamic world. In brief, he was an authority in the Islamic East, or an “auctoritas”. However, in the west, his work was massively influential in not only the medical education curricula, but also in the important, innovative doctrines in philosophy. The most fundamental sections of his major encyclopedia, al-Shifâ being translated into Latin as early as the 12th and 13th centuries and spreading throughout universities dispersed this impact rapidly. Known as “the prince of physicians”, Ibn Sina is the writer of the Canon of Medicine (al-Qa¯nu¯ n fi ‘al-Tibb), which became a medical standard in the Christian west as well as the Islamic world.

Details

Pages
354
ISBN (PDF)
9783631855478
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631855485
Language
English
Publication date
2021 (September)
Tags
Canon of Medicine Al-Shifa Medical teaching in European universities Avicenna
Published
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2021. 354 pp., 14 fig. b/w.

Biographical notes

Kadircan Hidir Keskinbora (Volume editor)

Kadircan H. Keskinbora became an ophthalmologist in 1987 and a professor in 2007. He concluded his second Ph.D. in “Deontology, History of Medicine and Medical Ethics” in 2006. Because of his studies on Avicenna (Ibn Sina), he was awarded the “International Avicenne Prize” in Paris/France in 2016. Besides books published in the fields of ophthalmology, history of medicine and literature, he has published many articles.

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