Book/Printed Material Commentary of Hugo of Sienna on the First [Book] of the Canon of Avicenna Together with His Questions. Expositio Ugonis Senensis super primo Canonis Auicenne cum questionibus eiusdem

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Title

  • Commentary of Hugo of Sienna on the First [Book] of the Canon of Avicenna Together with His Questions.

Other Title

  • Expositio Ugonis Senensis super primo Canonis Auicenne cum questionibus eiusdem

Summary

  • Ugo Benzi (also known as Hugo of Siena) was born in Siena about 1370. Educated in the liberal arts, he later developed an interest in medicine and undertook formal studies at the University of Bologna. He became a renowned physician, scholar, and teacher of medicine at several universities in Italy. He prepared commentaries on the medical classics of the time, works by the Greek Hippocrates, the Roman Galen, and the famous Islamic scholar Abū 'Alī al-Ḥusayn ibn 'Abd Allāh ibn Sīnā (980--1037), commonly known as Avicenna. These texts formed the basis of medical education in the West from about 1300 to 1600. Benzi's extensive studies and reputation as a man of learning and scholarship helped to shape the growth of medicine as a respected profession based on a repository of authoritative knowledge. This early printed book is a commentary on al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb (The canon of medicine), Avicenna's encyclopedic masterpiece summarizing all of the medical knowledge of the time. The commentary deals with the most important sections of Avicenna's work. These concern the fundamental concepts of medicine and general symptoms of disease in: Book One, "Things in the overall knowledge about medicine;" Treatise One, "Medicine and the themes of nature;" and Treatise Two, "Diseases, causes, and symptoms."

Names

  • Avicenna, 980-1037 Contributor.
  • Benzi, Ugo, 1376-1439 Author.
  • Cittadini, Antonio, died 1518 Contributor.
  • Gherardo, da Cremona, 1113 or 14-1187 Translator.

Created / Published

  • Venice : Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 1498.

Headings

  • -  Italy
  • -  1498
  • -  Medicine, Arab
  • -  Medicine, Medieval

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "Leaves from 49 to 55 are missing."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: 125 leaves; 29 centimeters (folio).
  • -  Original resource at: Qatar National Library.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666126

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  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Avicenna, 980-1037 Contributor, Ugo Benzi, Antonio Cittadini, and Da Cremona Gherardo. Commentary of Hugo of Sienna on the First Book of the Canon of Avicenna Together with His Questions. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 1498. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666126/.

APA citation style:

Avicenna, 9. C., Benzi, U., Cittadini, A. & Gherardo, D. C. (1498) Commentary of Hugo of Sienna on the First Book of the Canon of Avicenna Together with His Questions. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666126/.

MLA citation style:

Avicenna, 980-1037 Contributor, et al. Commentary of Hugo of Sienna on the First Book of the Canon of Avicenna Together with His Questions. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus, for Octavianus Scotus, 1498. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666126/>.