Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hebrew Medical Astrology: David Ben Yom Tov, Kelal Qatan: Original Hebrew Text, Medieval Latin Translation, Modern English Translation

The Kelal Qatan (Concise Summary) was composed by David Ben Yom Tov, a Hebrew scholar who lived in the first half of the 14th century. He is known in Latin simply as David Iudaeus. This is a text on medical astrology, dealing primarily with the astrological indications pertaining especially to fevers. It is the most detailed & extensive original Hebrew treatise on astrological medicine surviving in Hebrew Literature. Contents of this edition: Introduction; Original Hebrew Text; The Latin Text; Modern English Translation; Glossary; & Bibliography. Color & black & white illustrations.

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