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Author Wee, John Z., author
Title Knowledge and rhetoric in medical commentary : ancient Mesopotamian commentaries on a handbook of medical diagnosis (Sa-gig) / by John Z. Wee
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  R135.3 W394 2019    AVAILABLE    30530001363027
Descript xxxix, 493 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Series Cuneiform monographs, 0929-0052 ; volume 49/1
Cuneiform monographs ; 49/1
Note Significantly revised thesis (doctoral)
Companion volume to "Mesopotamian commentaries on the diagnostic handbook Sa-gig" (2019)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-485) and index
"Knowledge and Rhetoric in Medical Commentary is intended for historians of medicine and interpretation, and explores the dynamic between scholastic rhetoric and medical knowledge in ancient commentaries on a Mesopotamian Diagnostic Handbook. In line with commentators' self-fashioning as experts of diverse disciplines, commentaries display intertextuality involving a variety of lexical, astronomical, religious, magic, and literary compositions, while employing patterns of argumentation that resist categorization within any single branch of knowledge. Commentators' choices of topics and comments, however, sought to harmonize atypical language and ideas in the Handbook with conventional ways of perceiving and describing the sick body in therapeutic recipes. Scholastic rhetoric-supposedly unfettered to any discipline-served in fact as a pretext for affirming current forms of medical knowledge. Mesopotamian Commentaries on the Diagnostic Handbook Sa-gig is intended for specialists in cuneiform studies, and includes a cuneiform edition, English translation, and notes on medical lexicography for thirty Sa-gig commentary tablets and fragments, as well as a study on technical notations recurring in these commentaries. Within the Cuneiform Monographs series, this book represents a companion volume to Knowledge and Rhetoric in Medical Commentary (Brill, 2019)"-- Provided by publisher
Subject ̀„Sa-gig
Medicine, Assyro-Babylonian
Diagnosis -- Early works to 1800
Communication in medicine -- Iraq -- History
Cuneiform inscriptions, Sumerian
Alt Title Ancient Mesopotamian commentaries on a handbook of medical diagnosis (Sa-gig)
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