Still searching for Ibn Abi Usaibia

I’ve spent some more time today hunting for the great dictionary of medical writers by Ibn Abi Usaibia.  In the process I find that I have done this before!  But yesterday I discovered that all the Arabic quotations of Galen on the Christians are in the entry on Galen in this work.

Thanks to a web correspondent, I now have the two volume edition from 1882 by August Mueller in PDF form.  It’s quite crude, but also entirely in Arabic.  I have yet to locate the supposed German translation.

The Greenhill papers that I’ve blogged on this week contain English translations of portions of Ibn Abi Usaibia, and, who knows, maybe the Galen biography will be one of them.


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