lecture 8 - History of Medicine: Antiquity to the...

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History of Medicine: Antiquity to the Scientific Revolution The fall of the west and rise of Islam: Dark Ages- where a lot of civilization and learning was lost in the west. The only learning was preserved in the monasteries. Western medicine gets new translations from Arabic and then there is the rise of Universities and licensing. Monasteries are where the medical texts are preserved. Islamic World becomes the center of learning and civilization Muhammed (570-632)-most of Arabia accepted or was forced to accept Islam. Arabia becomes united. Islam fails to take Constantinople. Islamic world controls trade routes of the Mediterranean. United World- Mosque is a center of religious, no idols, fairly tolerant of other faiths. Cross cultural experience. Koran Hadid and Sharia are important sacred books Kalifs (rulers)- - Umayyads- capital in Damascus - Abassids- moved capital, flourishing culture of learning the sciences Arab world built irrigation systems that dealt with limited water supply, also made windmills
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course HISTORY OF 140.105 taught by Professor Dr.fissell during the Fall '11 term at Johns Hopkins.

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