Medical Text and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History

By: Dominik Wujastyk, Anthony Cerulli & Karin Preisendanz (Eds)

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Contents: 1. Transmitting the Carakasamhita : notes for a history of the tradition/Cristina Pecchia. 2. On what to do with a stemma-towards a critical edition of carakasamhita Vimanasthana 8/Philipp A. Mass. 3. Logic debate and epistemology in ancient Indian medical science: an investigation into the history and historiography of Indian philosophy Part I/Karin Preisendanz. 4. New manuscript evidence for the textual and cultural history of early classical Indian medicine/Dominik Wujasyk. 5. The joy of life: medicine, politics, and religion/Anthony Cerulli. This book presents a collection of the latest research on ayurveda by an international group of leading historians of medicine and Indian culture. The book begins with papers by C Pecchia and P A Maas that reveal some of their discoveries resulting from their work on a critical edition of the Vimanasthana of the Carakasamhita. K Preisandanz presents a study of the early phases of formal Indian philosophy in the Carakasamhita arising out of the same project. D Wujastyk reports on the recent discovery of a Nepalese manuscript of the Sushrutasamhita that pushes back our physical evidence for the text by almost a thousand years. A Cerulli discusses the interplay of medicine, government, and religion in an 18th-century Sanskrit allegorical play. Printed Pages: 274

Title: Medical Text and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History

Author Name: Dominik Wujastyk, Anthony Cerulli & Karin Preisendanz (Eds)

Categories: History, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors: 2013

ISBN: 9789350980194

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 1200588

Keywords: Medical Text and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History Dominik Wujastyk, Anthony Cerulli & Karin Preisendanz (Eds)