Peter Pormann discusses the development of Islamic medical theory and practice in the medieval period.
Introduction to Medieval Islamic Medicine31/07/2007
In our first episode Peter provides an introduction to the series and outlines the topics we will explore.
Medical inheritance - cultures and traditions of theory31/07/2007
In this episode Peter looks at the cultures and traditions from which medieval Islamic medical theory and practice emerged.
The translation movement - the spread of ideas31/07/2007
In this episode we explore the importance of the translation movement in defining a tradition of Islamic medicine in the medieval period.
Theory and Practice - butchers or healers?31/07/2007
In this episode Peter discusses the medical theory that underpinned the Islamic tradition and how this was reflected in practice.
Practitioners in society31/07/2007
In this episode we look at the role of medical practitioners in society and the institutions and environment in which they practiced
Medicine, magic and religion31/07/2007
In this episode Peter talks about the relationship between medicine, religion and magic.
The medieval in the modern31/07/2007
In our final episode we examine the impact that the Islamic tradition had on neighbouring cultures and the modern theory and practice of medicine.