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o Translated Galen II. Developing of Critical Readings
o Study of history of structure of language Lecture 16 – Renaissance and Humanism o Wanted to know what Hippocrates really said, not what
o Wanted manuscripts of the same text
• Lorenzo Valla
o Said that Donation of Constantine was fake
§༊ Document was incited by the church multiple
times as power of the church o Later printed and cited a lot
o Evidence that church was greedy and corrupt
o How did he do this?
§༊ Using philology – Constantine did not write this
way • A lot of texts from Muslim world thrown away because too
o Except Rhazes and Galen • Herbal Medicine
o observed more closely • Nicolaus Leoniceno (1428 – 1524)
o Pliny’s Natural Histories
o Writes On the Errors of Pliny and Many Others (1492)
§༊ Pliny didn’t know Greek so his texts are corrupt • Rewrote much of Dioscordes and other texts • Otto Brunfels Living Images of Plants, 1530
o Wanted to show what real plants looked like • Leonhard Fuchs
o Copies plants in great detail • The people in this period felt like they d...
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- Fall '12