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Medical Texts and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History

Wujastyk, Dominik [u.a.] [Hrsg.]:
Medical Texts and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History / ed. by Dominik Wujastyk, Anthony Cerulli and Karin Preisendanz. - New Delhi : Manohar, 2013. - ca. 288 S.
ISBN 978-93-5098-019-4
£ 42,36 (Amazon UK)
DDC: 091.0954; 610.954

This book presents a collection of the latest research on Ayurveda by an international group of leading historians of medicine and Indian culture. The book begins with papers by C. Pecchia and P. A. Maas that reveal some of their discoveries resulting from their work on a critical edition of the Vimanasthana of the Carakasamhita. K. Preisendanz presents a study of the early phases of formal Indian philosophy in the Carakasamhita arising out of the same project. D. Wujastyk reports on the recent discovery of a Nepalese manuscript of the Sushrutasamhita that pushes back our physical evidence for the text by almost a thousand years. A. Cerulli discusses the interplay of medicine, government, and religion in an 18th-century Sanskrit allegorical play. K. G. Zysk discusses the Siddha tradition of medicine and alchemy in Tamil Nadu, and his co-authored chapter with T. Yamashita reports on their progress in editing and translating an early commentary on the Carakasamhita. M. Sankaranarayana discusses the relationship of clinical practice and ayurvedic theory in modern Kerala, and P. Ram Manohar explores the combinatorics of Indian pharmacology in an innovative 13th-century Keralan ayurvedic text. The meticulous studies in this book advance the boundaries of the modern knowledge of ayurveda. At the same time, they demonstrate a range of original methodologies for deepening our understanding of this scholarly, traditional medicine of South Asia, while also directly speaking to the unique problems presented by the modern reception of Sanskrit medical works after centuries of manuscript transmission. [Verlagsinformation]

Preface. vii
Contributors. xii
1. Cristina Pecchia:
Transmitting the Carakasasaṃhitā: Notes for a History of the Tradition. 1
2. Philipp A. Maas:
On What to Do with a Stemma - Towards a Critical Edition of the Carakasaṃhitā Vimānasthāna 8. 29
3. Karin Preisendanz:
Logic, Debate and Epistemology in Ancient Indian Medical Science: An Investigation into the History and Historiography of Indian Philosophy Part I. 63
4. Dominik Wujastyk:
New Manuscript Evidence for the Textual and Cultural History of Early Classical Indian Medicine. 141
5. Anthony Cerulli:
The Joy of Life: Medicine, Politics, and Religion. 159
6. Kenneth G. Zysk:
An Indologist Looks at Siddha Medicine in Tamilnadu. 181
7. Manoj Sankaranarayana:
Texts and Physicians in Keralan Ayurveda: the Case of the Rescue Clyster. 195
8. K. G. Zysk and T. Yamashita:
Jajjaṭa's Nirantarapadavyākhyā on the Carakasaṃhitā Cikitsāsthāna 2.1.1-4ab. 221
9. P. Ram Manohar:
Glimpses of the Siddhamantra. 243
Index. 267

DOMINIK WUJASTYK, Project Researcher, Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Austria. Profile page; profile.
ANTHONY CERULLI, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Religious Studies and Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York, USA. Profile page; profile
KARIN PREISENDANZ, Professor, Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Austria. Mitarbeiterseite.

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