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Sciè DB bib23382 (24 / juny / 2021)

Darrera modificació: 2017-10-30
Bases de dades: Sciè, Arnau

Salmón, Fernando, "Signa quibus cognoscuntur rationes Arnaldi?: Arnau de Vilanova's last years of medical production", dins: Pantano, Giuseppe (ed.), Arnaldo da Villanova e la Sicilia. I Convegno Internazionale in memoria di Alessandro Musco (Montalbano Elicona, 7-9 maggio 2015), Palerm, Officina di Studi Medievali (Biblioteca dell'Officina di Studi Medievali, 20), 2017, pp. 115-126.

The sixteenth century editions of the Arnaldian Opera include a fragmentary work under the title De parte operativa. Historiography has traditionally understood this work as a practical part that would have been envisioned by Arnau as a sequel to his Speculum medicine. The analysis of both works strongly suggests that the composition of the Speculum and the De parte are related and that the De parte is another testimony to Arnau's last years of medical production. However, taking the De parte as another late testimony to Arnau's mature medical thought opens up some questions that derive from its fragmentary nature and from the particularities of the structure and content of the work. The paper critically examines to what extent is it safe to use an unfinished and fragmentary work to add precision to our knowledge on how Arnau came to understand the limits of medical action at the end of his life.
Vilanova, Arnau de