List of Publications

a) Monograph

2021 — Un Coniglio nel turbante. Intrattenimento e inganno nella scienza Arabo-Islamica, Milano: Editrice Bibliografica. (Open access)

2018 ―ʿĪsā ibn ʿAlī’s Book on the Useful Properties of Animal Parts. Edition, translation and study of a fluid tradition (De Gruyter, 2018)

b) Chapters in books

(forthcoming) — “Galen’s Pharmacology in the Early Arabo-Islamic Tradition”, in Oxford Handbook of Galen, J. Laskaris, R. Rosen and P.N. Singer (eds.), Oxford University Press.

(forthcoming) — “Ink”, in Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

c) Edited volumes

2021 ― Traces of Ink. Experiences of Philology and Replication. In Nuncius Series, Studies and Sources in the Material and Visual History of Science, Brill. (Open access)

2020 ― with Caroline Petit and Matteo Martelli, Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology. The Textual Transmission and Interpretation of Galen’s Treatise ‘On Simple Drugs’. In Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Sciences, in preparation.

d) Articles & Contributions in collected volumes

(forthcoming, 2021) ― “The Treasure of Alexander. Stories of Discovery and Authorship”. In: Education Materialized. Reconstructing Teaching and Learning Contexts through Manuscripts, eds. S. Brinkmann-G. Ciotti-S. Valente (Studies in Manuscript Cultures, De Gruyter).

(forthcoming) ― “Hermetic Waters Run Deep. The Four Alchemical Waters in The Treasure of Alexander.” In Les alchimistes grecs: recettes, doctrines, et milieu. In Eikasmos, eds. Matteo Martelli & Cristina Viano.

(forthcoming) “Simple Tables: A Note on Pharmacology in Rows and Columns.” In Annali dell’Università degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale.


2021 — “Ordinary Inks and Incredible Tricks in al-ʿIrāqī’s ʿUyūn al-ḥaqāʾiq”, in Traces of Ink. Experiences of Philology and Replication, Lucia Raggetti (ed.), Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2020, 154‒191. (Open Access)

2020 — “Simples on the Trees or Medicines on the Table? A Synopsis of Galenic Pharmacology in MS Bodleian Huntington 600”, Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Sciences 70, p. 152‒175.

2020 ― “The Paradise of Wisdom: Streams of Tradition in the First Medical Encyclopaedia in Arabic”, Culturals Systems of Classification: Sickness, Health and Local Epistemologies, ed. Ulrike Steinert (Taylor&Francis/Routledge), p. 219‒232.

2019 — “Goodfeathers: Amazing Pigeons in Arabic Animal Lore”, Quaderni i Studi Arabi 14 (2019), p. 291‒310.

2019 ― “Rolling Stones Do Gather: MS Aya Sofya 3610 and Its Collection of Mineralogical Texts.” In The Emergence of Multiple-Text Manuscripts, eds. Alessandro Bausi, Michael Friedrich, Marilena Maniaci (De Gruyter, CSMC) (Open Access)

2019 ― “Ibn al-Ǧazarī’s Book on the Art of Penmanship: Inks as Instruments of Writing.” In Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 10/2, pp. 201‒239.

2019 ― “Apollonius of Tyana’s Kitāb al-ṭalāsim al-akbar (‘The Great Book of Talismans’).” In Nuncius 34, pp. 155‒182.

2018 ― “Thunders, Haloes, and Earthquakes: What Daniel Brought from Babylon into Arabic Divination”. In: Mesopotamian Medicine and Magic: Studies in Honour of Markham J. Geller, eds. Strahil Panayotov & Ludek Vacìn (Brill, Ancient Magic and Divination Series), pp. 421‒455.

2016― with Matteo Martelli, “Stone by Stone: Building the Graeco-Arabic Edition of Galen’s On Simple Drugs, Book 9.” In: COMSt Bulletin 2/1, pp. 48-58.

2016 ―Cum grano salis. Some Arabic Ink Recipes in their Historical and Literary Context.” In Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 7, pp. 294-338.

2016 ― Ad usum Delphini Salomone Bilqīs e l’upupa nella letteratura egiziana per l’infanzia”. In: La Regina di Saba. Un mito fra oriente e occidente, eds. F. Battiato, D. Hartman and G. Stabile, Archivio di Studi Ebraici, Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, pp. 345-361.

2015 ― “The ‘Science of Properties’ and its Transmission”. In: In the Wake of the Compendia: How Technical Handbooks Reshape Early Mesopotamian Empiricism (De Gruyter), pp. 159‒176.

2014 ― “Tracing the Sources. A Rare Case of Explicit Scholarly Practice in an Arabic Manuscript Tradition”. In: COMSt News Letter 8, pp. 28-32.

2008 ― “Gli uccelli nel Kitāb al-Ḥayawān di al-Ǧāḥiẓ: fonti, tradizione, adab”. In: Quaderni di Studi Arabi 3, Nuova Serie, pp. 183-200.