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Viaticum

Item Information

Title:
Viaticum
Description:
The Viaticumis a systematic and detailed medical handbook originally written in Arabic and translated at least 3 times into Hebrew. Its popularity in medieval Europe is well-documented. The Latin translation on view here is almost certainly the work of Constantine. From the Prince Dietrichstein Library. Excerpt from Viaticum [Medical Book for Travelers], translated into Latin by Constantine the African
Creator:
Constantine, the African, approximately 1020-1087
Date:
1200–1299
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Solomon M. Hyams Collection of Hebraic Medical Literature
Solomon M. Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library (Ballard 21)
Series:
Boston Medical Library Solomon M. Hyams Collection of Hebraic Medical Literature
Subjects:
Constantine, the African, approximately 1020-1087
Manuscripts (document genre)
Judaica
Excerpts
Translations (documents)
Handbooks
Extent:
Excerpt (2 pages)
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Notes:
Purchased for the Solomon M. Hyams Collection of the Boston Medical Library, 1933
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
DigID0002789