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Prof Peter Pormann - publications

List of publications

Authored book

  • Peter E. Pormann. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Hebrew Manuscripts of Corpus Christi College. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2015. eScholarID:280188
  • Mirror of Health: Medical Science during the Golden Age of Islam. London: Royal College of Physicians, 2013. eScholarID:242621
  • Peter Adamson. Peter E Pormann. The Philosophical Works of Al-Kindi: Studies in Islamic Philosophy. Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2012. eScholarID:137930
  • Peter E Pormann. Emilie Savage Smith. Medieval Islamic Medicine. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007. eScholarID:137932
  • Peter E Pormann. The Oriental Tradition of Paul of Aegina’s Pragmateia. Leiden: Brill, 2004. eScholarID:137934

Edited book

  • Peter E Pormann. ed. Epidemics in Context: Greek Commentaries on Hippocrates in the Arabic Tradition. Scientia Graeco-Arabica. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. eScholarID:137935
  • Peter E Pormann. ed. Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition: Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies. Critical Concepts in Islamic Studies. London: Routledge, 2011. eScholarID:137936
  • Peter E Pormann. ed. Rufus of Ephesus: On Melancholy. SAPERE. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008. eScholarID:137931
  • Anna Akasoy, James E Montgomery, Peter E Pormann. ed. Islamic Crosspollinations: Interactions in the Medieval Middle East. Oxford: Oxbow, 2007. eScholarID:137937

Book contribution

  • Peter E. Pormann. "Abrahamic Religions and the Classical Tradition." In Oxford Handbook of the Abrahamic Religions, 297-314. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. eScholarID:280171 | DOI:DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199697762.013.22
  • "Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine." In Riches of the Rylands: The Special Collections of the University of Manchester, 2015. eScholarID:242623
  • "Avicenna on Medical Practice, Epistemology, and the Physiology of the Inner Senses." In Interpreting Avicenna, ed. Peter Adamson, 91-108. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. eScholarID:242627
  • "Classical Scholarship and Arab Modernity." In Modernity’s Classics: Ruptures and Reconfigurations, ed. Sally Humphreys, Rudolf Wagner, 123-141. Heidelberg: Springer, 2013. eScholarID:242629
  • "Hebrew Starrs." In The Treasures of Merton College, ed. Steve Gunn, 24-5.2013. eScholarID:242633
  • "Medical Epistemology and Melancholy: Rufus of Ephesus and Miskawayh." In Mental Disorders in the Classical World, ed. William V. Harris, 223-243. Leiden: Brill, 2013. eScholarID:242630
  • Peter E. Pormann, N. Peter Joosse. "Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms in the Arabic Tradition." In Epidemics in Context, ed. Peter E. Pormann, 211-249. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012. eScholarID:191613
  • Peter E Pormann. "The Development of Translation Techniques from Greek into Syriac and Arabic: The Case of Galen’s On the Faculties and Powers of Simple Drugs, Book Six." In Medieval Arabic Thought, ed. Rotraud Hansberger, M. Afifi al-Akiti, Charles Burnett, 143-162. London: Warburg Institute, 2012. eScholarID:138094
  • Peter E Pormann. "Islamic Hospitals in the Time of al-Muqtadir." In Abbasid Studies II: Occasional Papers of the School of ‘Abbasid Studies, Leuven, 28 June – 1 July 2004, ed. John Nawas, 337-382. Leuven: Dudley, 2010. eScholarID:138008
  • Peter E Pormann. "Medical Education in Late Antiquity: From Alexandria to Montpellier." In Hippocrates and Medical Education: Selected Papers Read at the XIIth International Hippocrates Colloquium, Universiteit Leiden, 24–26 August 2005, ed. H. F. J. Horstmanshoff in collaboration with C. R. van Tilburg, 419-441. Leiden: Brill, 2010. eScholarID:138006
  • Peter E Pormann. "The Dispute between the Philarabic and Philhellenic Physicians and the Forgotten Heritage of Arabic Medicine." In Islamic Medical and Scientific Tradition, 283-316.Routledge, 2010. eScholarID:158962
  • Peter E Pormann. "Al-Kaskarī (10th cent.) and the Quotations of Classical Authors: A Philological Study." In Sulla tradizione indiretta dei testi medici greci: Atti del II Seminario Internazionale di Siena Certosa di Pontignano, 19–20 settembre 2008, ed. Ivan Garofalo, Alessandro Lami, Amneris Roselli, 107-139. Rome: F Serra, 2009. eScholarID:138009
  • Peter E Pormann. "Aristotle’s Categories and the Soul: an Annotated Translation of al-Kindī’s That There are Separate Substances." In The Afterlife of the Platonic Soul. Reflections on Platonic Psychology in the Monotheistic Religions, ed. John Dillon, Maha El Kaisy-Friemuth, 95-106. Leiden: Brill, 2009. eScholarID:138010
  • Peter E Pormann. "David Colville." In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2009. eScholarID:138037
  • Peter E Pormann. "Medical Methodology and Hospital Practice: The Case of Tenth-century Baghdad." In In the Age of al-Farabi: Arabic Philosophy in the 4th/10th Century, ed. Peter Adamson, 95-118. London: Warburg Institute, 2008. eScholarID:138011
  • Peter E Pormann. "Medicine and Public Health: The Middle East and North Africa." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, ed. Peter N. Stearns, 108-111. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008. eScholarID:138039
  • Peter E Pormann. "Melancholy in the Medieval World: The Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Traditions." In Rufus of Ephesus: On Melancholy, ed. Peter E Pormann, 179-196. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008. eScholarID:138016
  • Peter E Pormann. "Paulos of Aegina." In Biographical Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists, ed. Paul Keyser and Georgia Irby-Massie, .2008. eScholarID:138040
  • Peter E Pormann. "ابن سرابيون: طبيب على مفترق طرق الحضارات بين الشرق والغرب (Ibn Serapion: A Physician at the Crossroads of Cultures between East and West." In al-Mašriq, 343-359.2008. eScholarID:138013
  • Peter E Pormann. "الترجمات العربية لأعمال جالينوس بين التأريخ والتحديات: دراسة في المواضع الآلمة (Historical Aspects and Future Challenges for the Arabic Translations of Galen’s Works: Case Study on the Affected Parts)." In كلاسيكية (Classical Papers), ed. O Fayez Riyadh, 59-76. Cairo: 2008. eScholarID:138012
  • Peter E Pormann. "Al-Rāzī (d. 925) on the Benefits of Sex: A Clinician Caught between Philosophy and Medicine." In O Ye Gentlemen: Arabic Studies on Science and Literary Culture, in Honour of Remke Kruk, ed. Arnoud Vrolijk, Jan P. Hogendijk, 134-145. Leiden: Brill, 2007. eScholarID:138020
  • Peter E Pormann. "Islamic Medicine Crosspollinated: A Multilingual and Multiconfessional Maze." In Islamic Crosspollinations: Interactions in the Medieval Middle East, ed. Anna Akasoy, James E Montgomery, and Peter E Pormann, 76-91. Cambridge: Gibb Memorial Trust, 2007. eScholarID:138019
  • Peter E Pormann. "روفس الإفسيسي وكتابه في المرة السوداء: المالنخوليا بين العبقرية والجنون (Rufus of Ephesus’ Book On Melancholy: Melancholy between Genius and Madness." In كلاسيكية ٧: أعمال مؤتمر الاتجاهات الحديثة في الدراسات اليونانية واللاتينية (Classical Papers 7: The Proceedings of the Conference Modern Trends in Greek and Latin Studies, ed. O. Fayez Riyadh, 331-346. Cairo: 2007. eScholarID:138017
  • Peter E Pormann. "Galen [addendum]." In Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Second Edition, ed. D. Borchert, 7-8. New York: MacMillan, 2006. eScholarID:138046
  • Peter E Pormann. "Mental Health." In Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef Meri, 496-497. New York: Routledge, 2006. eScholarID:138050
  • Peter E Pormann. "‘Hunayn ibn Ishaq’, ‘Ibn Masawayh’, ‘Ibn Zuhr’, ‘al-Majusi’, ‘al-Zahrawi’." In Encarta Encyclopaedia, Online: 2006. eScholarID:138051
  • Peter E Pormann. "Hebrew Manuscripts, Syriac Manuscripts." In A Descriptive Catalogue of Oriental Manuscripts at St John’s College, Oxford, ed. E. Savage-Smith, 98-106. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. eScholarID:138021
  • Peter E Pormann. "Paulos von Aigina." In Antike Medizin, ed. Karl-Heinz Leven, . Munich: CH Beck, 2005. eScholarID:138052
  • Peter E Pormann. "La querelle des médecins arabistes et hellénistes et l’héritage oublié." In Lire les médecins grecs à la Renaissance: Aux origines de l’édition médicale, Actes du colloque international de Paris, ed. Véronique Boudon-Millot, Guy Cobolet, 113-141. Paris: De Boccard Édition-Diffusion, 2004. eScholarID:138023
  • Peter E Pormann. "The Alexandrian Summary (Jawāmiʿ) of Galen’s On the Sects for Beginners: Commentary or Abridgment?." In Philosophy, Science and Exegesis in Greek, Arabic and Latin Commentaries, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, ed. Peter Adamson, 11-33. London: 2004. eScholarID:138027
  • Peter E Pormann. "Jean le grammarien et le De sectis dans la littérature médicale d’Alexandrie." In Galenismo e medicina tardoantica: fonti greche, latine e arabe, ed. I. Garofalo, A. Roselli, 197-248.2003. eScholarID:138029

Journal article

  • Peter E. Pormann. "Al-Fārābī, the Melancholic Thinker and Philosopher Poet." American Oriental Society. Journal 135, no. 2(2015) : 209-224. eScholarID:280175
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Al-Fārābī: The Melancholic Thinker and Philosopher Poet." American Oriental Society. Journal 135(2015) : 209-224. eScholarID:280186 | DOI:10.7817/jameroriesoci.135.2.209
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Greek Thought, Modern Arabic Culture: Classical Receptions since the Nahḍa." Intellectual History of the Islamicate World 3(2015) : 291-315. eScholarID:280184 | DOI:10.1163/2212943X-00301011
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Inside Manchester's "Arts Lab"." Nature 525(2015) : 318-319. eScholarID:280183
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Medical Epistemology in the Medieval Islamic Tradition." 4, no. 3(2015) . eScholarID:280178
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Review of: Leonardo Tarán, Dimitri Gutas (eds), Aristotle: Poetics. Editio Maior of the Greek Text with Historial Introductions and Philological Commentaries Mnemosyne Supplements 338 (Leiden: Brill, 2012)." American Oriental Society. Journal 135, no. 3(2015) . eScholarID:280170
  • Peter E. Pormann, and Rachel Beckett. "The John Rylands Research Institute." John Rylands University Library of Manchester. Bulletin 91(2015) : 107-111. eScholarID:280181
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Arabs and Aristophanes, Menander among the Muslims: Greek Humour in the Medieval and Modern Middle East." International Journal of the Classical Tradition 21, no. 1(2014) : 1-29. eScholarID:242592 | DOI:10.1007/s12138-013-0330-y
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Female Patients, Patrons and Practitioners in the Medieval Islamic World." 3, no. 3(2014) : 656-660. eScholarID:280172
  • Peter E. Pormann. "New Fragments from Rufus of Ephesus’ On Melancholy." The Classical Quarterly(2014) : 649-656. eScholarID:242594 | DOI:
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Imaging the Syriac Galen Palimpsest: Preliminary Analysis and Future Prospects." Semitica et Classica 6(2013) : 299-302. eScholarID:242605 | DOI:10.1484/J.SEC.1.103745
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Qualifying and quantifying medical uncertainty in 10th-century Baghdad: Abu Bakr al-Razi." Royal Society of Medicine. Journal 106, no. 9(2013) : 370-372. eScholarID:217294 | DOI:10.1177/0141076813496515
  • Peter E. Pormann. "The Syriac Galen Palimpsest: Progress, Prospects and Problems." Journal of Semitic Studies(2013) : 131-148. eScholarID:242598 | DOI:10.1093/jss/fgs042
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: Glen M. Cooper, Galen, De Diebus Decretoriis, From Greek into Arabic: A Critical Edition, with Translation and Commentary, of Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq, Kitāb ayyām al-buḥrān, Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011) 71-74." Journal of Islamic Studies(2013) . eScholarID:170892 | DOI:10.1093/jis/ets073
  • N Peter Joosse, Peter E Pormann. "Abd al-Laṭīf al-Baġdādī’s Commentary on Hippocrates’ “Prognostic ”: A Preliminary Exploration." (In-press) : 251-283. eScholarID:137958 | DOI:10.1515/9783110259803.251
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Collaborative Research on the Digital Syriac Galen Palimpsest." Semitica et Classica 5(2012) : 261-265. eScholarID:217092 | DOI:10.1484/J.SEC.1.103064
  • Peter Adamson. Peter E Pormann. "More Heat than Light: Miskawayh’s Epistle on Soul and Intellect." Muslim World [special issue edited by Ayman Shihadeh] 102, no. 3-4(2012) : 478-524. eScholarID:138093
  • Peter E Pormann. "The Formation of the Arabic Pharmacology: Between Tradition and Innovation." Annals of Science 68(2011) : 493-515. eScholarID:137939 | DOI:10.1080/00033790.2011.594619
  • Peter E Pormann. "Arabic Astronomy and the Copernican ‘Revolution’, review article of George Saliba, Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance." Annals of Science 67(2010) : 243-248. eScholarID:138031 | DOI:10.1080/00033790902741641
  • N Peter Joosse. Peter E Pormann. "Decline and Decadence in Iraq and Syria after the Age of Avicenna." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 84(2010) : 1-29. eScholarID:137940 | DOI:10.1353/bhm.0.0310
  • Peter E Pormann. "The Continuing Tradition of Arab Humanism’, review article of Michael Kreutz, Arabischer Humanismus in der Neuzeit, Philosophy in international context 1." International Journal of the Classical Tradition 17(2010) : 95-106. eScholarID:138033 | DOI:10.1007/s12138-010-0167-6
  • Peter E Pormann. "Classics and Islam: From Homer to al-Qaida." International Journal of the Classical Tradition 84(2009) : 197-233. eScholarID:137941
  • Peter E. Pormann. "Female Patients and Practitioners in Medieval Islam." The Lancet 373(2009) : 1598-1599. eScholarID:137942 | DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60895-3
  • N Peter Joosse. Peter E Pormann. "Archery, Mathematics, and Conceptualising Inaccuracies in Medicine in 13th Century Iraq and Syria." Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 101(2008) : 425-427. eScholarID:137945 | DOI:10.1258/jrsm.2008.08k003
  • Peter E Pormann. "Case Notes and Clinicians: Galen’s Commentary on the Hippocratic Epidemics in the Arabic Tradition." Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 18(2008) : 247-284. eScholarID:137943 | DOI:10.1017/S0957423908000568
  • Peter E Pormann. "Medisch Onderwijs in de Late Oudheid: Van Alexandrië naar Montpellier." Geschiedenis der Geneeskunde 12(2008) : 175-180. eScholarID:137944
  • Peter E Pormann. "The Arabic Homer: An Untold Story." Classical and Modern Literature(2007) : 27-44. eScholarID:137946
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: Andrew T. Crislip, From Monastery to Hospital: Christian Monasticism & the Transformation of Health Care in Late Antiquity." Medical History 51(2007) : 126-127. eScholarID:138055 | DOI:10.1017/S0025727300001046
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: Gerrit Bos, Maimonides: Medical Aphorisms. Treatises 1–5: a Parallel Arabic-English Edition, Middle Eastern Texts Initiative." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 81(2007) : 448-449. eScholarID:138054 | DOI:10.1353/bhm.2007.0047
  • Peter E Pormann. "The Arab “Cultural Awakening (Nahḍa)”, 1870–1950, and the Classical Tradition." International Journal of the Classical Tradition 13(2006) : 3-20. eScholarID:137949 | DOI:10.1007/BF02901795
  • Peter E Pormann. "Why the Modern Middle East." The Lancet 367(2006) : 971-972. eScholarID:137947 | DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(06)68407-9
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: Andreas Karbstein, Die Namen der Heilmittel nach Buchstaben: Edition eines arabisch-romanischen Glossars aus dem frühen 17. Jahrhundert, Kölner Romanistische Arbeiten, N.F. 81." Bibliotheca Orientalis 58, no. 3-4(2006) : 377-380. eScholarID:138059
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: Mark J. Schiefsky, Hippocrates On Ancient Medicine: Translated with Introduction and Commentary." Classical Review 56(2006) : 289-290. eScholarID:138057 | DOI:10.1017/S0009840X06001533
  • Peter E Pormann. "The Physician and the Other: Images of the Charlatan in Medieval Islam." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 79(2005) : 189-227. eScholarID:137950 | DOI:10.1353/bhm.2005.0085
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: G. Leiser, Noury al-Khaledy, Questions and Answers for Physicians: A Medieval Arabic Study Manual by ‘Abd al-‘Azīz al-Sulamī, Sir Henry Wellcome Asian Series 3." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 79(2005) : 573-574. eScholarID:138061 | DOI:10.1353/bhm.2005.0123
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: H. Takahashi, Aristotelian Meteorology in Syriac: Barhebraeus, Butyrum Sapientiae, Books of Minerology and Meteorolgy, Aristoteles Semitico-Latinus, 15." Classical Review 55(2005) : 446-447. eScholarID:138063 | DOI:10.1093/clrevj/bni247
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: M. Tecusan, The Fragments of the Methodists: Methodism outside Soranus. Volume One: Text and Translation, Studies in Ancient Medicine 24." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 79(2005) : 323-324. eScholarID:138065 | DOI:10.1353/bhm.2005.0086
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: P. Adamson, The Arabic Plotinus: a Philosophical Study of the ‘Theology of Aristotle." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 15(2005) : 100-102. eScholarID:138066 | DOI:10.1017/S135618630526491X
  • Peter E Pormann. "Two New Starrs Relating to the History of Merton College, Oxford." Journal of Jewish Studies 55(2004) : 102-117. eScholarID:137952
  • Peter E Pormann. "Yuḥannā ibn SarābiyÅ«n: Further Studies into the Transmission of his Works." Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 14(2004) : 233-262. eScholarID:137951 | DOI:10.1017/S0957423904000098
  • Peter E Pormann. "Das Fatwa Die Herrlichsten Waren (Asnā l-matāğir) des al-Wanšarīsī." Der Islam 80, no. 2(2003) : 301-328. eScholarID:158961 | DOI:10.1515/islm.2003.80.2.301
  • Peter E Pormann. "Parisinus Graecus 2293 as a Document of Scientific Activity in Swabian Sicily." Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 13(2003) : 137-161. eScholarID:137954 | DOI:10.1017/S0957423903003060
  • Peter E Pormann. "Theory and Practice in the Early Hospitals in Baghdad — al-KaÅ¡karÄ« On Rabies and Melancholy." Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften 15(2003) : 197-248. eScholarID:159106
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: Joseph van Ess, Der Fehltritt des Gelehrten: Die “Pest von Emmaus” und ihre theologischen Nachspiele, Sitzungsber. d. Heidelb. Akad. d. Wiss. Philos.-hist. Klasse, Suppl. 13." Bulletin of the History of Medicine 77(2003) : 420-421. eScholarID:138067
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: M. Ullmann, Wörterbuch zu den griechisch-arabischen Übersetzungen des 9. Jahrhunderts." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 13(2003) : 105-107. eScholarID:138069 | DOI:10.1017/S135618630322304X
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: Ahmad M. Al-Dubayan, Galen: „Über die Anatomie der Nerven“. Originalschrift und alexandrinisches Kompendium in arabischer Überliefernung." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 12(2002) : 198-201. eScholarID:138070 | DOI:10.1017/S135618630227025X
  • Peter E Pormann. "review of: Gerrit Bos, Ibn al-Jazzār on Fevers." Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 11(2001) : 65-69. eScholarID:138071 | DOI:10.1017/S1356186301290154