ATG Quirkies: Irish Arabic Links Discovered in Fifteenth Century Manuscript

by | Mar 15, 2019 | 0 comments

According to this post in the Irish News “A PREVIOUSLY undiscovered ancient Irish manuscript has revealed an enchanting connection between Gaelic Ireland and the Muslim world.



Professor Pádraig Ó Macháin from University College Cork’s Irish department found that doctors in the 1400s were exploiting medical knowledge from Persia.  His discovery also established that the famous Persian medical text, Canon of Medicine, compiled by Avicenna, was in use in Ireland in medieval times for training young doctors…’

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)


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