Y. Tzvi Langermann

 

 


 

Born in Lowell, MA, Y. Tzvi Langermann earned his doctorate in history of science at Harvard. He currently teaches Qur’an and tafsir, Maimonides, sufism, and more in the Department of Arabic, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. Among his most recent publications are two texts and studies, co-authored with Gerrit Bos: The Jawāmi' ("Alexandrian Summaries") of Galen's On Critical Days: Editions and Translations of the Two Extant Versions (Leiden: Brill, 2014); and Maimonides. On Rules Regarding the Practical Part of the Medical Art (Provo: Brigham Young University Press, 2014). Along with Robert Morrison, he is editing, Texts in Transit, a volume of cutting edge research on the movement of knowledge across the Mediterranean, to be published later in 2016 by Pennsylvania State University Press. Many of his publications, and some unpublished work as well, are posted on his page at academia.edu.




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Learn about medieval Jewish medical training and thought by exploring and interpreting medical manuscripts. This history course taught by Professor Y. Tzvi Langermann will offer a general introduction to medieval medical ideas. In addition, you will learn how clues from manuscripts help us better understand the text’s use and its history.

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