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Arab portray is taken care of right here as an important inventive corpus in its personal correct. Rejecting the conventional emphasis on person work, the prestigious individuals to this quantity pressure the mixing of textual content and photo as a extra efficient theoretical framework.

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294. 67 All are reproduced in Duda 1992, Farbtafel II, Abb. 33, 34, and 40. 68 Kerner 2004, pp. 65–69. In both manuscripts, the corresponding image conflates several stages of the anecdote. In the Paris miniature (Fig. 7), the abbreviated continuous narrative reads from right to left, with Andromachus depicted twice. ’ In the Vienna manuscript (Fig. 8), this statement is found two lines below the image. The physician’s hand gesture signifying conversation and a prominently featured laurel tree are common to both compositions.

7), the abbreviated continuous narrative reads from right to left, with Andromachus depicted twice. ’ In the Vienna manuscript (Fig. 8), this statement is found two lines below the image. The physician’s hand gesture signifying conversation and a prominently featured laurel tree are common to both compositions. 69 In the first of the three narratives, the physician recalls visiting a field in which tillers were cultivating the earth. Over food and drink brought by a servant, the labourers tell the physician a story of a snake discovered in a wine jar.

46 Here, the sequence of the physicians is established, and such data as the total number of years all of them lived (672) and the sum of the years in the gaps of time between their life spans (810) is provided. 47 As is often the case in Arabic historical and biographical writings, the summary is not a true chronology in the calendrical sense;48 rather, the conventional method of relative dating used by Muslim chronographers for dates prior to the hijra is employed. The summary chronology demonstrates the likelihood of the author(s)’s reliance on a chronological tradition established, in part, by Is āq ibn unayn, son of the famed translator of Baghdad; Is āq modeled his Chronology of the Physicians (Ta rīkh 43 17.

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