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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionBibliothèque de Genève
ShelfmarkMs. lat. 78
Manuscript TitleComposite manuscript containing medical texts
CaptionParchment · 315 + II ff. · 23 x 16.5 cm · 13th century and end of the 13th - beginning of the 14th century
Manuscript SummaryThis manuscript contains three medical texts translated from Arabic and Greek into Latin. It begins with a small medical encyclopedia in ten books, the Kitâb al-Mansuri by Rhazes (ff. 4-126), in the translation attributed to Gerard of Cremona (d. 1187); this is immediately followed by a treatise on fever (ff. 126-144v) inspired by Johannitius (Latin name of the doctor and translator Hunain ben Ishāq al-Ibādī from Baghdad, 808-873). The collection concludes with the text Twelve books of medicine by the Byzantine physician Alexander of Tralles, divided here into three books and followed by the Treatise on fever (ff. 146-289v). The extensively annotated manuscript is adorned with decorated initials from which very beautiful red and blue "Italian extensions" emerge.
Standard descriptionIsabelle Jeger, Catalogue des manuscrits latins 1-376, Genève 2016, pp. 358-362.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-bge-lat0078 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bge-lat0078)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttp://e-codices.ch/metadata/iiif/bge-lat0078/manifest.json
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How to quoteGenève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 78: Composite manuscript containing medical texts (http://e-codices.ch/en/list/one/bge/lat0078).
Binding15th century, 16th century
Century13th century, 14th century
DecorationFully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Margin, Ornamental, Penwork
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