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Latin into Hebrew—Twice Over! Presenting Latin Scholastic Medicine to a Jewish Audience

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The medical masters of fourteenth-century Montpellier are distinguished by the quantity of medical writings they have left behind, especially those written in the first half of the century, which reached a wide readership, not just in Latin but in Hebrew: scholars have recently shown how the works of Bernard Gordon and Gerard of Solo very quickly received Hebrew translation, some, indeed, two or three times independently. In Arnau's case, "translation" covers a variety of compositions. And one of the translations turned up by Steinschneider is far more unusual than any of these, the work which he identified as "Definitions" taken from Arnau's Speculum medicine. The original Speculum medicine is itself an unusual work. Studying the transliteration in detail reveals a few quirks of style that are perhaps worth mentioning for the questions they raise about the underlying technique involved.

Keywords: Arnau; Hebrew translation; Latin; Speculum medicine; Steinschneider



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