"Without question, this volume can be considered the best and most critical introduction to the field and a guide for future research.... Anyone interested in the history of Islamic science will find this a useful book to own." -- American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences
"[T]he authors take a fresh approach and offer imaginative conclusions." -- ISIS
"An outstanding contribution to a very important field. While there has been a great deal of new research on premodern medical texts from the Islamic world, there are few surveys written for a broader public. This text will make a lasting contribution to the history of science in general, and to the study of premodern Islamic medicine in particular." -- Jonathan Brockopp, Director, Program in Religious Studies, Pennsylvania State University
About the Author
Peter E. Pormann is a Wellcome Trust Lecturer in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. He is the author of The Oriental Tradition of Paul of Aegina's 'Pragmateia' and Al-Kindi's Philosophical Works.
Emilie Savage-Smith is professor of the History of Islamic Science at the Oriental Institute and a senior research fellow of St. Cross College, both at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Magic and Divination in Early Islam and Science, Tools, and Magic.