Practical Materia Medica of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean according to the Cairo Genizah

Practical Materia Medica of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean according to the Cairo Genizah © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 EJJS 2.2 Also available online – brill.nl/ejjs DOI: 10.1163/187247109X454495 BOOK REVIEWS Efraim Lev and Zohar Amar, Practical Materia Medica of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean according to the Cairo Genizah . Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series 7 (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008), x + 664 pp., ISBN-13: 9789004161207; ISBN-10: 9004161201 Research into the Cairo Genizah and the Mastery of Ancient and Medieval Hebrew and Arabic Medical Literature This book could have been an important contribution to our knowl- edge of medieval medicine in a Jewish-Islamic context, as it fits well in with a recent trend to focus on its practical aspect which has been sorely neglected in the past. Unfortunately, though, I must give a highly critical review of its organization, approach and specific entries. The work does not refer to the general classical dictionaries for the technical terminology involved (Greek, Latin, Hebrew), and for Arabic terminology the authors should have consulted Dozy, Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes (hereafter D), 1 Ullmann, Wörterbuch der klassischen arabischen Sprache (from K ā f on) (WKAS), 2 idem, Wörterbuch zu den griechisch-arabischen Übersetzungen des 9. Jahrhunderts (2002) (UW), 3 and the two supplement volumes (2006–2007). As to the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Jewish Studies Brill

Practical Materia Medica of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean according to the Cairo Genizah

European Journal of Jewish Studies, Volume 2 (2): 327 – Jan 1, 2008

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 EJJS 2.2 Also available online – brill.nl/ejjs DOI: 10.1163/187247109X454495 BOOK REVIEWS Efraim Lev and Zohar Amar, Practical Materia Medica of the Medieval Eastern Mediterranean according to the Cairo Genizah . Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series 7 (Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2008), x + 664 pp., ISBN-13: 9789004161207; ISBN-10: 9004161201 Research into the Cairo Genizah and the Mastery of Ancient and Medieval Hebrew and Arabic Medical Literature This book could have been an important contribution to our knowl- edge of medieval medicine in a Jewish-Islamic context, as it fits well in with a recent trend to focus on its practical aspect which has been sorely neglected in the past. Unfortunately, though, I must give a highly critical review of its organization, approach and specific entries. The work does not refer to the general classical dictionaries for the technical terminology involved (Greek, Latin, Hebrew), and for Arabic terminology the authors should have consulted Dozy, Supplément aux dictionnaires arabes (hereafter D), 1 Ullmann, Wörterbuch der klassischen arabischen Sprache (from K ā f on) (WKAS), 2 idem, Wörterbuch zu den griechisch-arabischen Übersetzungen des 9. Jahrhunderts (2002) (UW), 3 and the two supplement volumes (2006–2007). As to the

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