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The Resource Islamic science and the making of the European Renaissance, George Saliba

Islamic science and the making of the European Renaissance, George Saliba

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Islamic science and the making of the European Renaissance
Title
Islamic science and the making of the European Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
George Saliba
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Islamic scientific tradition has been described many times in accounts of Islamic civilization and in general histories of science, with most authors tracing its beginnings to the appropriation of ideas from other ancient civilizations - the Greeks in particular. In this thought-provoking and original book, George Saliba argues that, contrary to the generally accepted view, the foundations of Islamic scientific thought were laid well before Greek sources were formally translated into Arabic in the ninth century. Drawing on an account by the tenth-century intellectual historian Ibn al-Nadim that is ignored by most modern scholars, Saliba suggests that early translations from mainly Persian and Greek sources outlining elementary scientific ideas for the use of government departments were the impetus for the development of the Islamic scientific tradition. He argues further that there was an organic relationship between the Islamic scientific thought that developed in later centuries and the science that came into being in Europe during the Renaissance."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Saliba, George
Dewey number
509.17/67
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q127.I742
LC item number
S35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Transformations
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  • Science
  • Islam and science
  • Science, Medieval
  • Civilization, Western
  • Renaissance
  • Wetenschap
  • Islam
  • Renaissance
  • Europa (geografie)
Label
Islamic science and the making of the European Renaissance, George Saliba
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Islamic scientific tradition : question of beginnings I -- The Islamic scientific tradition : question of beginnings II -- Encounter with the Greek scientific tradition -- Islamic astronomy defines itself : the critical innovations -- Science between philosophy and religion : the case of astronomy -- Islamic science and Renaissance Europe : the Copernican connection -- Age of decline : the fecundity of astronomical thought
Control code
70673221
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780262195577
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006023618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70673221
Label
Islamic science and the making of the European Renaissance, George Saliba
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-305) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Islamic scientific tradition : question of beginnings I -- The Islamic scientific tradition : question of beginnings II -- Encounter with the Greek scientific tradition -- Islamic astronomy defines itself : the critical innovations -- Science between philosophy and religion : the case of astronomy -- Islamic science and Renaissance Europe : the Copernican connection -- Age of decline : the fecundity of astronomical thought
Control code
70673221
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 315 pages
Isbn
9780262195577
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006023618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)70673221

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