Medicine, Mujūn, and Microcosm in Ḥikāyat Abī l-Qāsim al-Baghdādī
Journal of Abbasid Studies
In this essay, connections between medieval medicine and medieval Arabic literary banquets are investigated on the basis of the Arabic commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms on the one hand and passages from Ḥikāyat Abī l-Qāsimon the other. Intersections between these two kinds of texts describing the advantages and disadvantages of wine explain the contemporary wisdom behind comical medical speeches.
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This is the author's accepted version of an article subsequently published in the Journal of Abbasid Studies. The definitive published version is available from: doi 10.1163/22142371-12340016
Vol. 2, pp. 107 - 118