The History of Medieval Medicine Through Jewish Manuscripts

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The History of Medieval Medicine Through Jewish Manuscripts

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The History of Medieval Medicine Through Jewish Manuscripts
The course The History of Medieval Medicine Through Jewish Manuscripts is an online class provided by University of Pennsylvania through edX. The skill level of the course is Advanced. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Learn about medieval Jewish medical training and thought by exploring and interpreting medical manuscripts.
Course description
This mini-course is a general introduction to both to medieval medicine and to the value of using manuscripts. Professor Y. Tzvi Langermann presents a case study that builds from a unique 15th-century volume in which three important medical manuscripts in Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic (Arabic in Hebrew characters) are sewn together. He will not only walk the student through the basics of medical knowledge training and practice in the Jewish Middle Ages and beyond, but he will also show how clues gleaned from the particular elements of a manuscript (such as marginal notes, mistakes, and handwriting) allow us to learn a great deal that we could not have gleaned from a pristine printed version. The course is made up of eight short video lectures (5-7 minutes each) that explore the fascinating highlights of an extraordinary manuscript. While no previous knowledge is required, this course will be of most interest to advanced students of Jewish and medieval medicine studies in that it introduces a rare and fascinating medical text from the University of Pennsylvania’s manuscript collections.

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The History of Medieval Medicine Through Jewish Manuscripts

Course Topic

History

University, College, Institution

University of Pennsylvania

Course Skill Level

Advanced

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

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The History of Medieval Medicine Through Jewish Manuscripts

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