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Miri Shefer-Mossensohn

the harem. Far less attention, however, has been paid to the many obligations and limitations placed on their conduct. In discussing the various factors that shaped the relationship between female patients and their healers in the early modern Ottoman world, I will show that high social status closed

Florian C. Reiter

Chinese literature reveals an astonishing proliferation of notions pertaining to healing and medical help. However the medical doctor or physician does not always appear to be the main actor. The good effects of healing may well come about without proper physicians being called in to see the

Metaphysics, Elemental Transformation, Medicine

A Specimen of Avicenna’s System of Thought in Ms. Escorial 621

Amos Bertolacci

-Šifāʾ ( Book of the Cure/Healing ) presently known in the Iberian peninsula (Spain and Portugal), and one of the few codices of the Šifāʾ housed there. But this codex is unique among other manuscripts of Avicenna’s Ilāhiyyāt also in another respect, i.e. because, in its present state, it cumulates

Birkalan-Gedik, Hande A.

It could be posited that women are gatekeepers of the rites of passage in traditional societies. Nonetheless, feminist research is necessary to write the history of women in traditional professions such as healers, midwives, matchmakers, storytellers, lament singers, and fortune tellers

Flueckiger, Joyce Burkhalter

An amulet is a powerful material substance worn on the human body or hung in a house to provide protection or healing for its wearer. The common word for amulet in Islamic contexts across South Asia is taʾvīz, a word of Arabic origin that literally means “refuge.” The power of the amulet in Muslim

, Joseph Ḥayyim ben Elijah al- (Ben Ish Ḥayy)Marpe la-‘Eṣem (Healing for the Bone, Isaac ben Solomon Farḥi), Farḥi, IsaacMarrakchi, Leila, Cinema, Arabic, Jews inMarrakesh  Alawid rule of, Marrakesh Almohad...

Yossef Charvit

Colette Béatrice Aboulker-Muscat (1909–2005), a member of Algeria’s famous Aboulker family, was a physician, thinker, and natural healer. Born in Algiers on January 28, 1909, she was the daughter of Henri Samuel Aboulker (1876–1957), a noted neurosurgeon and Jewish communal leader. In 1927, she and

Yoram Bilu

magical healing practices. From an early age he sought the mentorship of famous sheikhs and gradually became a master of his craft. Wazzana’s mythologization stemmed from his total commitment to his call...

ALMUNAJJED, Mona Women in Saudi Arabia today, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997. 153pp. DOUMATO, Eleanor Abdella Getting God's ear: women, Islam, and healing in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, New York: Columbia University Press, 2000. 312pp. SASSON, J. P. & SULṬāNA, Saudi princess . Arabias døtre, Oslo