Session Title

Before/After Constantinus Africanus: Medicine in the Beneventan Zone and Beyond II

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Society for Beneventan Studies

Organizer Name

Richard F. Gyug

Organizer Affiliation

Fordham Univ.

Presider Name

Andrew J. M. Irving

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame/Cologne Center for eHumanities

Paper Title 1

Constantine's De genecia Revisited: Women's Medicine at Monte Cassino

Presenter 1 Name

Monica H. Green

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Arizona State Univ.

Paper Title 2

Constantine the African (d. ante 1098-99) and Materia medica: Translating Drugs and Recipes in the Work of Isaac Israeli (d. ca. 320/932)

Presenter 2 Name

Raphaela Veit

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Thomas-Institut, Univ. zu Köln

Paper Title 3

Erosis: Constantine the African and the Literary Record

Presenter 3 Name

Robin William Girard

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Washington Univ. in St. Louis

Start Date

14-5-2016 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2030

Description

Constantinus Africanus (d. ante 1098/99), the first known translator to render Arabic medical literature into Latin, came from North Africa and eventually settled at the monastery of Montecassino under the famed abbot Desiderius (d. 1087). Despite the impact of his work, much remains to be investigated about the texts he produced and the larger revolution in western medicine he facilitated. This session, the second of two, concerns medicine and the production of medical manuscripts as a mode of communication and activity that connected the region of the Beneventan script, with Montecassino its most prominent center, to its neighboring Muslim and Greek regions, but also to the rest of Latin Europe north of Rome.

-Richard Gyug

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May 14th, 1:30 PM

Before/After Constantinus Africanus: Medicine in the Beneventan Zone and Beyond II

Fetzer 2030

Constantinus Africanus (d. ante 1098/99), the first known translator to render Arabic medical literature into Latin, came from North Africa and eventually settled at the monastery of Montecassino under the famed abbot Desiderius (d. 1087). Despite the impact of his work, much remains to be investigated about the texts he produced and the larger revolution in western medicine he facilitated. This session, the second of two, concerns medicine and the production of medical manuscripts as a mode of communication and activity that connected the region of the Beneventan script, with Montecassino its most prominent center, to its neighboring Muslim and Greek regions, but also to the rest of Latin Europe north of Rome.

-Richard Gyug