Armenian Medical Texts


James Blake Wiener
published on 28 November 2017
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This manuscript book contains the translated works of Hippocrates and Galen, and it is entitled "Passage of Works by Hippocrates and Galen." It was compiled by Amirdovlat Amasiatsi or "Amirdovlat of Amasia" (c. 1420-1496 CE) who wrote in Middle Armenian, which made his translations from ancient languages accessible to a wider public. Amirdovlat Amasiatsi was an Armenian doctor who traveled and wrote extensively, and he later became the chief physician to Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire. (Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan, Armenia)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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