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The Circulation of Medical Knowledge through Tamil Manuscripts in Early Modern Paris, Halle, Copenhagen, and London (2016)


The Tamil littoral occupies a very small space in the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean. The northern segment of the Coromandel Coast was famous for the production of cotton and the export of textiles. The southern portion, sometimes called the Pearl Fishery Coast, was well known for its pearl banks and the export of chanks and pearls through Asian maritime trading networks. The European trading in the region and the religious activities of the missionaries in the early modern age resulted in the exchange of scientific knowledge. The medical encounter, in particular, and Euro-Tamil relations, more broadly, witnessed extraordinary and unprecedented innovations between 1700 and 1857.

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Authors & Contributors
Galviz, Carlos López
Liubina, G. I.
Bennett, James A.
Weisz, George M.
Bernschneider-Reif, Sabine
Friedrich, Christoph
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Journal Electronique d'Histoire des Probabilités et de la Statistique
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology
Histoire & Mesure
MIT Press
University of Minnesota Press
V&R Unipress
University of Pennsylvania Press
University of Chicago
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
Urban history
Societies; institutions; academies
Scientific communities; interprofessional relations
Public health
Paracelsus, Theophrast von Hohenheim
Hartlieb, Johannes
Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor Amadeus
Humboldt, Alexander von
Laplace, Pierre Simon
Gauss, Carl Friedrich
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
17th century
20th century
20th century, early
Paris (France)
London (England)
Berlin (Germany)
École des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris
Tiffany and Company

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