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Communicating Medicine

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Book Series: Di/Segni ISBN: 9788867056057 Year: Pages: 165 Language: English
Publisher: Ledizioni - LediPublishing
Subject: Medicine (General)
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This study investigates eighteenth-century medical writing, particularly concerning the elaboration and the communication of medicine in such reference works as universal dictionaries of arts and sciences, medical dictionaries, and handbooks. Most of the vernacular texts under scrutiny here were issued in the second half of the century, a period in which the advancements in medical research, medical education and medical practice favoured the circulation of an expanding medical vocabulary and stimulated medical writing as a whole. A vast amount of reference works was produced for experts and non-experts alike: medical topics were common in social settings, in personal and communal letters, in specialised journals, in pamphlets and in magazines. All this unprecedented activity certainly contributed to the vernacularisation, and the dissemination of medicine in different kinds of works and different text types. The texts examined in the study are representative of their authors’ effort to expand medical knowledge and to define medicine as an independent science based on strict observation, as well as to establish intelligibility within and outside the disciplinary discourse community.

Anantaratnaprabhava

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ISBN: 9788867056804 Year: Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni - LediPublishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104918
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Anantaratnaprabhava, ‘fonte di infinite gemme’, è l’attributo che il sommo poeta Kālidāsa conferisce al sovrano dei monti, Himālaya, nell’esordio del Kumārasambhava, capolavoro della poesia classica indiana. L’epiteto scelto per titolo di questi due volumi dedicati a Giuliano Boccali allude non solo ai suoi interessi letterari più cari, ma anche, e soprattutto, alla sua vita di studioso. Con questa raccolta di saggi, colleghi, allievi e amici italiani hanno voluto onorare con gratitudine, stima profonda e affetto la sua lunga e prestigiosa carriera di infaticabile docente e di elegantissimo esegeta. Dal Veda alla letteratura dell’India meridionale, dalle filosofie indiane classiche alle problematiche più contemporanee, dalle culture iraniche al Tibet, i due volumi sono anche una rassegna del vivacissimo mondo italiano degli studi in questi ambiti, che si è qui raccolto intorno alla figura di un grande maestro.

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Literature --- indic --- India --- Giuliano Boccali --- art --- philosophy --- literature --- homage --- pali language --- religion --- society --- sanskritic --- tamil --- Tibet --- urdu

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