Latest news
Most popular
Main menu
News
History
Structure
Personalia
Events
Manuscripts
Publications
IOM Journals
PhD Program
Videos (rus)
Buy books (rus)
Library (rus)
IOM (rus)
What's most interesting for you?

  Print

Reck Ch., Benkato A. ‘Like a Virgin’: A Sogdian Recipe for Restoring Virginity and the Sanskrit Background of Sogdian Medicine // Written Monuments of the Orient, 2(8) 2018. P. 67—91.


Among the fragments of Sogdian medical texts is what seems to be a collection of gynaecological prescriptions, including a recipe for the restoration of virginity. In addition to providing an edition and translation of the text, we attempt to set it within a comparative context including recipes for virginal simulation occuring in Arabic, Chagatai, Greek, and Latin medieval works. Finally, we identify the text as, like much of Sogdian medicine, possible Sanskrit origin, and give an overview of the Sogdian medical fragments so far identified.

[ To the contents of the issue... ]

PDF-files

The entire paper

Keywords


Sogdian texts
Turfan texts
women’s medicine

IOM's page contains
Publications612
Monographs286
Papers324
b_khosroev_1991.jpg
p_ppipkn_1981_p4.jpg
p_ts_1975_1978.jpg
b_borovkov_1963.jpg
Random news: Announcements
On November 12-13, 2018, at the IOM RAS the Conference "State and Law in the East: Past and Present" will be held.
Read more...


Programming© N.Shchupak; Design© M.Romanov

 Российская академия наук Yandex Money Counter
beacon typebeacon type