The Medieval Islamic Hospital

The first monograph on the history of Islamic hospitals, this volume focuses on the under-examined Egyptian and Levantine institutions of the twelfth to fourteenth centuries.


Author: Ahmed Ragab


ISBN: 1316421236


Page: 263

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The Medieval Islamic Hospital

much of the scholarship on Islamic hospitals deals with all bīmāristāns as one single category, viewing their history as one that can be traced and analyzed ...


Author: Ahmed Ragab

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316419168

Category: Religion


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The first monograph on the history of Islamic hospitals, this volume focuses on the under-examined Egyptian and Levantine institutions of the twelfth to fourteenth centuries. By the twelfth century, hospitals serving the sick and the poor could be found in nearly every Islamic city. Ahmed Ragab traces the varying origins and development of these institutions, locating them in their urban environments and linking them to charity networks and patrons' political projects. Following the paths of patients inside hospital wards, he investigates who they were and what kinds of experiences they had. The Medieval Islamic Hospital explores the medical networks surrounding early hospitals and sheds light on the particular brand of practice-oriented medicine they helped to develop. Providing a detailed picture of the effect of religion on medieval medicine, it will be essential reading for those interested in history of medicine, history of Islamic sciences, or history of the Mediterranean.

Stiftungen in Christentum Judentum und Islam vor der Moderne

Stiftungen sind ein Phänomen der Universalgeschichte.


Author: Michael Borgolte

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050041595

Category: History

Page: 297

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Stiftungen sind ein Phänomen der Universalgeschichte. In der jüngeren deutschen Mediävistik wird anstelle des früher gebräuchlichen, oft anachronistischen und historisch zu wenig flexiblen juristischen mit einem sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Deutungsansatz gearbeitet. Auf der Berliner Tagung vom Juni 2003 wurde der Versuch gemacht, diesen Zugang, der auf Studien zum "abendländischen" (lateinischen) Stiftungswesen beruht, auch auf andere Kulturen zu übertragen.

Western Medicine

The hospital was one of the great achievements of medieval Islamic society . The relation of the design and development of Islamic hospitals to the poor ...


Author: Irvine Loudon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199248133

Category: Medical

Page: 347

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Featuring more than 150 illustrations, including twenty-four color plates, a finely produced history ranges from the birth of rational medicine in ancient Greece to modern organ transplants and includes a glossary, a chronology, and an index. History Feat Alt. UP.

Science in Medieval Islam

... were applied with particular success in the development of great hospitals in the major cities of medieval Islam. Both in sizeand professionalexpertise, ...


Author: Howard R. Turner

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292785410

Category: Science

Page: 288

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During the Golden Age of Islam (seventh through seventeenth centuries A.D.), Muslim philosophers and poets, artists and scientists, princes and laborers created a unique culture that has influenced societies on every continent. This book offers a fully illustrated, highly accessible introduction to an important aspect of that culture—the scientific achievements of medieval Islam. Howard Turner opens with a historical overview of the spread of Islamic civilization from the Arabian peninsula eastward to India and westward across northern Africa into Spain. He describes how a passion for knowledge led the Muslims during their centuries of empire-building to assimilate and expand the scientific knowledge of older cultures, including those of Greece, India, and China. He explores medieval Islamic accomplishments in cosmology, mathematics, astronomy, astrology, geography, medicine, natural sciences, alchemy, and optics. He also indicates the ways in which Muslim scientific achievement influenced the advance of science in the Western world from the Renaissance to the modern era. This survey of historic Muslim scientific achievements offers students and general readers a window into one of the world's great cultures, one which is experiencing a remarkable resurgence as a religious, political, and social force in our own time.

Poverty and Charity in Middle Eastern Contexts

Medieval. Islamic. Hospitals. Yasser. Tabbaa. The importance of the hospital has been largely neglected by most scholars dealing with Islamic urbanism; ...


Author: Michael David Bonner

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791486764

Category: History

Page: 345

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Addresses the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies have confronted poverty and the poor. Offering insights and analysis in a field that has only recently come into existence, this book explores the ideals and institutions through which Middle Eastern societies--from the rise of Islam in the seventh century C.E. to the present day--have confronted poverty and the poor. By introducing new sources and presenting familiar ones with new questions, the contributors examine ideas about poverty and the poor, ideals and practices of charity, and state and private initiatives of poor relief over this extensive time span. They avoid easy generalizations about Islam and the Middle East as they seek to set the ideals and practices in comparative perspective.

Medieval Islamic Medicine

The book includes an index of persons and their books; a timeline of developments in East and West; and a section on further reading.


Author: Peter E. Pormann


ISBN: 1589011600

Category: Medical

Page: 223

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The medical tradition that developed in the lands of Islam during the medieval period (c. 650-1500) has, like few others, influenced the fates and fortunes of countless human beings. It is a story of contact and cultural exchange across countries and creeds, affecting many people from kings to the common crowd. This tradition formed the roots from which modern Western medicine arose. Contrary to the stereotypical picture, medieval Islamic medicine was not simply a conduit for Greek ideas, but a venue for innovation and change. Medieval Islamic Medicine is organized around five topics: the emergence of medieval Islamic medicine and its intense crosspollination with other cultures; the theoretical medical framework; the function of physicians within the larger society; medical care as seen through preserved case histories; and the role of magic and devout religious invocations in scholarly as well as everyday medicine. A concluding chapter on the "afterlife" concerns the impact of this tradition on modern European medical practices, and its continued practice today. The book includes an index of persons and their books; a timeline of developments in East and West; and a section on further reading.

Health and Architecture

Ragab, The Medieval Islamic Hospital, 94. 64. Ibid., 90–1. 65. Nasser Rabbat, Mamluk History Through Architecture: Monuments, Culture and Politics in ...


Author: Mohammad Gharipour

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350217386

Category: Architecture

Page: 392

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Health and Architecture offers a uniquely global overview of the healthcare facility in the pre-modern era, engaging in a cross-cultural analysis of the architectural response to medical developments and the formation of specialized hospitals as an independent building typology. Whether constructed as part of Chinese palaces in the 15th century or the religious complexes in 16th century Ottoman Istanbul, the healthcare facility throughout history is a built environment intended to promote healing and caring. The essays in this volume address how the relationships between architectural forms associated with healthcare and other buildings in the pre-modern era, such as bathhouses, almshouses, schools and places of worship, reflect changing attitudes towards healing. They explore the impact of medical advances on the design of hospitals across various times and geographies, and examine the historic construction processes and the stylistic connections between places of care and other building types, and their development in urban context. Deploying new methodological, interdisciplinary and comparative approaches to the analysis of healthcare facilities, Health and Architecture demonstrates how the spaces of healthcare themselves offer some of the most powerful and practical articulations of therapy.

Service Quality in Indian Hospitals

Persia is considered to be home for the first teaching hospital known as 'Academy of ... In the medieval Islamic world, the first hospital was built ...


Author: Sanjay Mohapatra

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319678887

Category: Medical

Page: 106

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This book offers an elaborate and empirical look at service quality of hospitals in the emerging market of India. The poor quality of service is a major issue in a large number of hospitals (particularly in government hospitals), which forces patients to opt for private hospitals that are generally much more expensive than government hospitals. This book provides a comprehensive understanding of service quality antecedents in Indian hospitals. It focuses on patient satisfaction and includes valuable insights and implications for hospital management and government. The book is theoretically grounded in SERVQUAL literature and uses appropriate and sophisticated techniques and tools to analyse data. It highlights causal model development with Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) and introduces a classification model, developed using Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs), in order to benchmark specialty cardiac care. The book also deals with Support Vector Machines (SVMs) and compares the error rates between SVM and ANN to find the best classification technique among the two. Overall, this book is a timely and relevant work that contributes to the theory, practice and policy of service quality in hospitals.

The Cambridge History of Science Volume 2 Medieval Science

medieval Islamic society. It is evident that the medieval Islamic hospital was a more elaborate institution with a wider range of functions than the earlier ...


Author: David C. Lindberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316025475

Category: Technology & Engineering


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This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of science in the Middle Ages from the North Atlantic to the Indus Valley. Medieval science was once universally dismissed as non-existent - and sometimes it still is. This volume reveals the diversity of goals, contexts and accomplishments in the study of nature during the Middle Ages. Organized by topic and culture, its essays by distinguished scholars offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of medieval science currently available. Intended to provide a balanced and inclusive treatment of the medieval world, contributors consider scientific learning and advancement in the cultures associated with the Arabic, Greek, Latin and Hebrew languages. Scientists, historians and other curious readers will all gain a new appreciation for the study of nature during an era that is often misunderstood.

Brief History of Vision and Ocular Medicine

Compared to a Christian hospital, the medieval Islamic hospital exhibited a wider range of functions. Islamic hospitals were centers of medical treatment as ...


Author: Wolfgang H. Vogel

Publisher: Kugler Publications

ISBN: 9789062992201

Category: Medical

Page: 262

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The history and development of vision and ocular medicine over time always occurred within a framework of many other cultural events. Thus, it is important to understand these factors before one can appreciate how vision and ocular medicine were viewed and practiced at a particular time and in a particular region, and how both slowly progressed over the centuries. Ocular medicine is, and always has been, a part of medicine, and is influenced by its theoretical and practical principles, as well as its diagnostic and therapeutic practices. If the ancient people thought that diseases were caused b.

Medieval Healthcare and the Rise of Charitable Institutions

The hospital was one of the great achievements of medieval Islamic society. The relation of the design and development of Islamic hospitals to the earlier ...


Author: Tiffany A. Ziegler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030020569

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 155

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Medieval Healthcare and the Rise of Charitable Institutions: The History of the Municipal Hospital examines the development of medieval institutions of care, beginning with a survey of the earliest known hospitals in ancient times to the classical period, to the early Middle Ages, and finally to the explosion of hospitals in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. For Western Christian medieval societies, institutional charity was a necessity set forth by the religion’s dictums—care for the needy and sick was a tenant of the faith, leading to a unique partnership between Christianity and institutional care that would expand into the fledging hospitals of the early Modern period. In this study, the hospital of Saint John in Brussels serves as an example of the developments. The institution followed the pattern of the establishment of medieval charitable institutions in the high Middle Ages, but diverged to become an archetype for later Christian hospitals.

Medicine and Space

Medieval Islamic Hospitals Until.recently,.studies.of.Islamic.hospitals.were.focused.on.tracing.their. origins,. with. a. particular. emphasis. on. the.


Author: Patricia A. Baker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004216099

Category: History

Page: 320

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The papers in this volume question how perceptions of space influenced understandings of the body and its functions, illness and treatment, and the surrounding natural and built environments in relation to health in the classical and medieval periods.

Medieval Science Technology and Medicine

Contact with Byzantine medical culture provided Islam with the institutional foundations for the development of the bimaristan, the Islamic hospital.


Author: Thomas F. Glick

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135459321

Category: History

Page: 624

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Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. Coverage includes inventions, discoveries, concepts, places and fields of study, regions, and significant contributors to various fields of science. There are also entries on South-Central and East Asian science. This reference work provides an examination of medieval scientific tradition as well as an appreciation for the relationship between medieval science and the traditions it supplanted and those that replaced it. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.

Radiology Education

The scholars of Islam helped in the transmission of medical science through ... The medieval Islamic hospital was a more elaborate institution with a wider ...


Author: Rethy K. Chhem

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540689898

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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This is a book about scholarship in the broadest sense. The writing of this book has shown how through scholarship we can bring together academics, practitioners, scientists, radio logists, and administrators from around the world to begin the kinds of conversations that promise to move us to a new way of thinking about and enacting radiology education. Over the past century, we have witnessed tremendous change in biomedical science and the scope of this change has demanded new approaches to medical education. The most significant of the changes in medical education has been a fundamental paradigm shift from a teacher-centered approach to a student-centered approach. This shift, c- bined with the explosion of knowledge, has pressed medical schools to undertake major curricular and institutional reform. At the same time, progress in medical education research methods has led to innovative approaches to support the improvement of learning methods and evaluation. Over the past several years there has also been a shift toward thinking about and planning for medical education beyond the undergraduate level to include postgraduate and continuing medical education, but also to consider learning within the professional environment and the development of professional continuous education. Viewing medical education as a continuum that spans from the first year of medical school until retirement introduces new ways to conceptualize the teaching and learning needs that address lifelong learning demands that extend over 30 or 40 years.

Medieval Islamic Civilization

PETER E. PORMANN See also Hospitals Primary Sources Dols, Michael W. Majnun: The Madman in Medieval Islamic Society. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1992.


Author: Josef W. Meri

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415966900

Category: History

Page: 933

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Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the seventh and sixteenth century. This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture, art history, history, history of science, Islamic arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more. This reference provides an exhaustive and vivid portrait of Islamic civilization including the many scientific, artistic, and religious developments as well as all aspects of daily life and culture. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 vol set

Rationality and belief in the medieval Islamic hospital. Fondation Max van Berchem Bulletin, 12 (1998) pp.3-4. (Place of medicine and hospitals within ...


Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047412076

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

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Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.

Bodily and Spiritual Hygiene in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

medieval hospitals were housed in rather impressive buildings with numerous ... The difference between Jewish, Islamic, and Christian hospitals or medical ...


Author: Albrecht Classen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110523799

Category: History

Page: 622

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While most people today take hygiene and medicine for granted, they both have had their own history. We can gain deep insights into the pre-modern world by studying its health-care system, its approaches to medicine, and concept of hygiene. Already the early Middle Ages witnessed great interest in bathing (hot and cold), swimming, and good personal hygiene. Medical activities grew over time, but even early medieval monks were already great experts in treating the sick. The contributions examine literary, medical, historical texts and images and probe the information we can glean from them. The interdisciplinary approach of this volume makes it possible to view this large field in a complex and diversified manner, taking into account both early medieval and early modern treatises on medicine, water, bathing, and health. Such a cultural-historical perspective creates a most valuable bridge connecting literary and scientific documents under the umbrella of the history of mentality and history of everyday life. The volume does not aim at idealizing the past, but it definitely intends to deconstruct modern myths about the 'dirty' and 'unhealthy' Middle Ages and early modern age.


There was a separate section for lepers.1022 Medieval Islamic world In the medieval Islamic world, the word ”bimaristan” was used to indicate a hospital ...



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Routledge Revivals Medieval Islamic Civilization 2006

Poverty and Charity in Medieval Islam, Mamluk Egypt, 1250–1517. ... including benefiting family, religious institutions, hospitals, and even family tombs.


Author: Josef Meri

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351668231

Category: History

Page: 546

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Islamic civilization flourished in the Middle Ages across a vast geographical area that spans today's Middle and Near East. First published in 2006, Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the 7th and 16th centuries. This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture, history of science, Islamic arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more. Entries also explore the importance of interfaith relations and the permeation of persons, ideas, and objects across geographical and intellectual boundaries between Europe and the Islamic world. This reference work provides an exhaustive and vivid portrait of Islamic civilization and brings together in one authoritative text all aspects of Islamic civilization during the Middle Ages. Accessible to scholars, students and non-specialists, this resource will be of great use in research and understanding of the roots of today's Islamic society as well as the rich and vivid culture of medieval Islamic civilization.