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Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul Polemon's Physiognomy from Classical Antiquity to Medieval Islam

Boys-Stones, George. ;Swain, Simon.

: Oxford University Press, UK 2007

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  • Title:
    Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul Polemon's Physiognomy from Classical Antiquity to Medieval Islam
  • Author/Creator: Boys-Stones, George.
  • Swain, Simon.
  • Publisher: : Oxford University Press, UK
  • Creation Date: 2007
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (710 p.).
  • Subjects: Physiognomy -- History; Islam; Psychological Theory; Physiognomy; Religion; Psychological Phenomena and Processes; Investigative Techniques; Psychiatry and Psychology; Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment; Humanities
  • Description: Polemon of Laodicea's Physiognomy explains how to detect someone's character from their appearance. The original 2nd-century text has been lost, but this collection of essays presents translations of the surviving Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions together with a series of masterly studies on the Physiognomy's origins, function, and legacy. - ;Polemon of Laodicea (near modern Denizli, south-west Turkey) was a wealthy Greek aristocrat and a key member of the intellectual movement known as the Second Sophistic. Among his works was the Physiognomy, a manual on how to tell character from appearanc
  • Notes: English.
    Description based upon print version of record.
  • Contents: Contents; List of Illustrations; 1.Introduction; PART I. ANTIQUITY; 2.Physiognomy and Ancient Psychological Theory; 3.Polemon's Physiognomy; 4.Physiognomics: Art and Text; PART II. ISLAM; 5.The Islamic Background to Polemon's Treatise; 6.The Semiotic Paradigm: Physiognomy and Medicine in Islamic Culture; 7.Polemon's Physiognomy in the Arabic Tradition; PART III. TEXTS AND TRANSLATIONS; 8.A New Edition and Translation of the Leiden Polemon; 9.The Istanbul Polemon (TK Recension): Edition and Translation of the Introduction; 10.The Physiognomy of Adamantius the Sophist
    11.Anonymus Latinus, Book of PhysiognomyAppendix: The Physiognomy Attributed to Aristotle; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; X; Y; Z
  • Identifier: ISBN0-19-156949-6;ISBN1-4294-9191-4