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This podcast was recorded at a conference at St Cross College, University of Oxford, in March 2010. The conference brought together well-established historians of medieval Islamic history and contemporary psychiatrists to consider what 'madness' is.

The workshop started with the physicians at the court of Saladin (and how they treated depression) and looked at other issues such as medieval hospitals and the mad, mad poets, or love-sickness. Many contemporary Muslim psychiatrists participated as well.

Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Modern Perspectives Oxford University

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This podcast was recorded at a conference at St Cross College, University of Oxford, in March 2010. The conference brought together well-established historians of medieval Islamic history and contemporary psychiatrists to consider what 'madness' is.

The workshop started with the physicians at the court of Saladin (and how they treated depression) and looked at other issues such as medieval hospitals and the mad, mad poets, or love-sickness. Many contemporary Muslim psychiatrists participated as well.

    Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Modern Perspectives - Preface

    Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Modern Perspectives - Preface

    Preface to the Madness: Between Medieval Islamic and Modern Perspectives conference, delivered by conference organiser Daniel Nicolae.

    • 5 min
    Introduction - The Philosophy of Psychiatry

    Introduction - The Philosophy of Psychiatry

    Delivered by Bill Fulford, a psychiatrist and member of the Philosophy Faculty at Oxford University.

    • 19 min
    Preliminary Perspective: Medicine and Madness at the Court of Saladin

    Preliminary Perspective: Medicine and Madness at the Court of Saladin

    Sets the background of the workshop, and explains how the four historical key lectures relate to Daniel Nicolae's research.

    • 20 min
    The Historical Background: Saladin's Court (Key Lecture)

    The Historical Background: Saladin's Court (Key Lecture)

    First of four key lectures, delivered by Carole Hillenbrand, Professor of Islamic History at the University of Edinburgh, and author of "The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives".

    • 1 hr
    Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam (Key Lecture)

    Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam (Key Lecture)

    Second of four key lectures, delivered by Hinrich Biesterfeldt, Professor of Islam Studies Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

    • 36 min
    Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam (Respondents)

    Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam (Respondents)

    Respondents to Hinrich Biesterfeldt's lecture: Love-sickness between Medicine, Philosophy and Theology, and Islam.

    • 45 min

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