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Trotula. Un compendio medievale di medicina delle donne

A cura di Monica H. Green. Traduzione italiana di Valentina Brancone

PB  pp. VI-427, € 57
SeriesEdizione Nazionale La Scuola Medica Salernitana, 04
year2009
isbn978-88-8450-336-7
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The Trotula was the most influential compendium on women's medicine in medieval Europe. Scholarly debate has long focused on the traditional attribution of the work to the mysterious Trotula, said to have been the first female professor of medicine in eleventh- or twelfth-century Salerno, just south of Naples, then the leading center of medical learning in Europe. Yet as Monica H. Green reveals in her introduction to this first edition of the Latin text since the sixteenth century, and the first English translation of the book ever based upon a medieval form of the text, the Trotula is not a single treatise but an ensemble of three independent works, each by a different author. To varying degrees, these three works reflect the synthesis of indigenous practices of southern Italians with the new theories, practices, and medicinal substances coming out of the Arabic world.
     
     
         
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