New: The Medieval Islamic Hospital

Ragab_CoverHarvard Divinity School Professor Ahmed Ragab‘s long-promised study, The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion, and Charity, is now available from Cambridge University Press.

“The first monograph on the history of Islamic hospitals, this volume focuses on the under-examined Egyptian and Levantine institutions of the twelfth to fourteenth centuries. Following the paths of patients inside hospital wards, Ragab investigates who they were and what kinds of experiences they had. Essential reading for those interested in history of medicine, history of Islamic sciences, or history of the Mediterranean.”   Read an excerpt.

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