Hospitals in Iran and India, 1500-1950s (Iran Studies)

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This volume looks at hospitals in the post-medieval Indo-Iranian world from various perspectives. During the Safavid-Mughal periods hospitals were still tied to Avicennian medicine. However, in Qajar Iran and British India hospitals became important instruments for the spread of modern Western medicine. The papers in this volume present a significant panorama on the history of medicine and medical institutions in Iran and India during the early modern and the modern periods. The portrait that emerges is not homogeneous, but instead shows ambivalent and contrasting images. Hospitals can be seen as powerful symbols of the Muslim scientific civilization and then of modern medicine, nevertheless, they remained institutions relegated to the fringes of society - regarded with suspicion and usually reserved for the poor. Contributors include: Cristiana Bastos, Willem Floor, Claudia Preckel, Omid Rezai, Fabrizio Speziale, Hasan Tadjbakhsh, Anna Vanzan This book is copublished with the Institut Francais de Recherche en Iran (IFRI) as no. 74 in the Bibliotheque Iranienne series. Le present ouvrage propose un panorama significatif d'etudes portant sur l'histoire et le role des hopitaux dans le monde irano-indien au cours de la premiere modernite et de l'epoque moderne. Les contributions rassemblees dans ce volume etudient l'hopital depuis plusieurs perspectives, examinant cet etablissement tantot comme une institution scientifique, tantot en fonction de son utilite sociale. Ce qui emerge de ces travaux ne constitue pas un portrait homogene, mais plutot une image ambivalente et contrastee de ces etablissements. Les hopitaux peuvent etre vus comme des symboles puissants de la piete des souverains musulmans, ou de la civilisation scientifique musulmane, puis du triomphe de la science occidentale moderne. Cependant, pour une tres longue periode, l'hopital demeure une institution releguee a la marge de la societe, regardee avec suspicion et en particulier reservee aux indigents. Ce livre est une coedition avec l'Institut Francais de Recherche en Iran (IFRI) comme n◦ 74 dans la serie Bibliotheque Iranienne

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Fabrizio Speziale, Ph.D. (2002), holds a CNRS Chair in Iranian studies at the University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3. He has published extensively on the history of medicine in the Indo-Persianate world including Soufisme, religion et medecine en Islam indien (Paris, 2010).

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This volume is the first of its kind and a welcome addition to the scholarship. [ ] It provides a platform for a very respected publication, in the form of a Brill volume, to internationally less known scholars who also work on this important field for Islamic and Asian medicines. The volume also facilitates the access of international scholars to articles that otherwise would have been published in different journals (maybe far less accessible). Miri Shefer-Mossensohn in Iranian Studies 48:4, 641-643. DOI: 10.1080/00210862.2015.1044729"

"This volume is the first of its kind and a welcome addition to the scholarship. [...] It provides a platform for a very respected publication, in the form of a Brill volume, to internationally less known scholars who also work on this important field for Islamic and Asian medicines. The volume also facilitates the access of international scholars to articles that otherwise would have been published in different journals (maybe far less accessible)." Miri Shefer-Mossensohn in Iranian Studies 48:4, 641-643. DOI: 10.1080/00210862.2015.1044729

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