Aladdin's lamp: how greek science came to Europe through the Islamic world

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Aladdin's lamp: how greek science came to Europe through the Islamic world

Freely, John

New York Vintage Books 2009

303 p. illus. 21 cm.

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This book is the fascinating story of how scholars in medieval Baghdad translated the works of Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Ptolemy, and others into Arabic, spreading their ideas throughout the Islamic world with many Muslim scientists, most notably Avicenna, Alhazen, and Averroes, adding their own interpretations to the philosophy and science they had inherited. Freely goes on to show how, beginning in the twelfth century, these texts by Islamic scholars were then translated from Arabic into Latin, sparking the emergence of modern science at the dawn of the Renaissance, which climaxed in the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century.

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ISBN:

9780307277831

Author:

Freely, John

Title:

Aladdin's lamp: how greek science came to Europe through the Islamic world

Publisher:

New York Vintage Books 2009

Physical:

303 p. illus. 21 cm.

Summary:

This book is the fascinating story of how scholars in medieval Baghdad translated the works of Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Ptolemy, and others into Arabic, spreading their ideas throughout the Islamic world with many Muslim scientists, most notably Avicenna, Alhazen, and Averroes, adding their own interpretations to the philosophy and science they had inherited. Freely goes on to show how, beginning in the twelfth century, these texts by Islamic scholars were then translated from Arabic into Latin, sparking the emergence of modern science at the dawn of the Renaissance, which climaxed in the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century.

Subject:

Science--History--Greece

Subject:

Science--Islamic countries--History

Subject:

Science, Ancient

Subject:

Greece--History

Subject:

Islam and science

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