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Guillaume l'Anglais le frondeur de l'uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe s.)

Édition commentée et traduction du De urina non visa

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In 1220, when the majority of Western physicians had come to rely on the examination of their patients' urine to make a diagnosis and give a prognosis, a practitioner named Guillaume, an Englishman settled in Marseille, published a provocative piece of writing: his treatise De urina non visa, "On the unseen urine," intended to give physicians the means to pronounce a judgment on the health of a sick patient by considering not the patient’s urine but rather the configuration of the sky at the time of the medical consultation. With this incendiary work written at the request of his fellow students, he meant to give a “memorial” to posterity, and his wishes were apparently fulfilled since his book figured as required reading in the program of the faculty of arts and medicine of Bologna in 1405. But this treatise, copied, cited and used without discontinuation until the end of the Middle Ages and even beyond, has nonetheless remained unpublished along with Guillaume’s three other works, which are also reflective of the circulation of new knowledge around the Mediterranean at the start of the 13th century within universities. This volume thus offers the first edition, accompanied by a French translation, of this singular little work and retraces its fortunes on the basis of the history of numerous manuscripts just recently detected, of which an inventory has been drawn up.


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Guillaume l'Anglais le frondeur de l'uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe s.)

Guillaume l'Anglais le frondeur de l'uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe s.)

In 1220, when the majority of Western physicians had come to rely on the examination of their patients' urine to make a diagnosis and give a prognosis, a practitioner named Guillaume, an Englishman settled in Marseille...

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Title Guillaume l'Anglais le frondeur de l'uroscopie médiévale (XIIIe s.)
Subtitle Édition commentée et traduction du De urina non visa
Edition First Edition
By (author) Laurence MOULINIER-BROGI
ISSN 0073-0955
Issue 101
Language Français
Publisher Librairie Droz
Title First Published 07/31/2011
Includes Index; Bibliography
 
Format Paperback/softback
ISBN-13 978-2-600-01363-5
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600013635
Reference no. 11-101
Publication Date 07/31/2011
Nb of pages 304
Illustrations 1 illustration
Illustrations, black and white
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 1000 gr
 
Format PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-11363-2
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600113632
Reference no. 11-101-PDF
Publication Date 11/6/2011
Nb of pages 304
Illustrations 11 illustrations
Illustrations, black and white
 
Format Paperback/softback + PDF
ISBN-13 978-2-600-21363-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9782600213639
Reference no. 11-101-lot
Publication Date
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.200001 cm
Weight 1000 gr
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