An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to 2022 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

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OVERWIEN, Oliver

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The paradigmatic translator and his method: Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq’s translation of the Hippocratic aphorisms from Greek via Syriac into Arabic. IN: New Horizons in Graeco-Arabica Studies, ed. by D. Gutas, S. Schmidtke, A. Treiger.

Intellectual History of the Islamicate World 3, 158‒187, 2015.

This analysis of the work of the leading medieval Arab translator of Greek texts into Arabic emphasizes that Hunayn ibn Ishāq, a Nestorian Christian, typically prepared an intermediary translation into Syriac, from which the texts were translated into Arabic.



Subjects: ISLAMIC OR ARAB MEDICINE › History of Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Medieval Islamic or Arab Medicine, MEDIEVAL MEDICINE › Syria and Syriac Texts