Philoteo Elianus Montaltus Lusitanus two sides of the same coin: The man and his work

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Abstract

Filipe Rodrigues, a.k.a. Elias Montalto, was one of several Portuguese doctors in Medicine with international recognition in the Early Modern Age that were forced to run from Inquisition. Montalto’s legacy was quite a few different works and among those was one of religious controversial about Isaiah 53 which had great diffusion in the Sephardic communities through the World – the remaining works are about medical themes, namely Archipathologia precursor in Psychiatry and cited by the leading doctors and scholars on the Medicine vanguard at that time. This paper analyses the figure of Filipe Rodrigues ant the context of his work.

Filipe Rodrigues o Elías Montalto fue uno de varios médicos portugueses de renombre internacional durante los tiempos modernos que se vieron obligados a huir de la Inquisición. Montalto dejó un legado de varias obras, entre ellas una de polémica religiosa que se centra en Isaías 53 y que se difundió principalmente en las comunidades sefardíes de todo el mundo; y el resto son obras médicas, incluyendo Archipathologia, precursora de la psiquiatría y citada por los principales médicos y estudiosos de medicina de vanguardia de la época. Este estudio se centra en quién fue Filipe Rodrigues, en qué consistió su obra y el contexto de la misma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-100
Number of pages18
JournalMeah. Miscelanea de estudios Arabes Y Hebraicos. Revista electrónica da Universidade de Granada
Volume65
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Religious polemics
  • Archipathologia
  • Medicine Books
  • Filipe Rodrigues/Elias Montalto
  • Portuguese Jews

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