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How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs (continued from 21/06/12-telos )

CHAPTER XIII THE ARAB PHILOSOPHERS ARISTOTLE dominated the later school of Alexandria and his influence inevitably passed over to the Christian world and so to Islam. The Syriac study of Aristotle took form in the school of Edessa in the … Continue reading

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How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs (continued from 05/01/12 )

  (3) OTHER TRANSLATORS About 908 the Christian priest lusuf al-Khuri al-Qass translated Archimedes’ (lost) work on triangles from a Syriac version, and this was afterwards revised by Thabit ibn Qurra. He also made an Arabic translation of Galen’s De … Continue reading

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How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs (continued from 19/06/11 )

(2) HUNAYN IBN ISHAQ The most celebrated of all translators of Greek scientific works into Arabic was Hunayn ibn Ishaq al-‘Abadi (d. 873 or 877) The outline of his life and work are well known from his autobiography written in … Continue reading

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How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs (continued from 10/01/11 )

CHAPTER XII TRANSLATION INTO ARABIC (1) THE FIRST TRANSLATORS BAGHDAD was founded in 762. Harun ar-Rashid became khalif in 786 and in his reign Baghdad became the centre of a movement which aimed at translating Greek scientific material into Arabic. … Continue reading

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The Arab Empire Of The Umayyads

  Muhammad’s victory over the Umayyads, his capture of Mecca, and theresulting allegiance of many of the bedouin tribes of Arabia created a whollynew center of power in the Middle Eastern cradle of civilizations. A backward,non-agrarian area outside the core … Continue reading

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How Greek Science Passed to the Arabs (continued from 23/8/10 )

CHAPTER XI THE KHALIFATE OF BAGHDAD (1) THE ‘ABBASID REVOLUTION MU’AWIYA had assumed the khalifate at Jerusalem in 661, but at once removed to Damascus, where he had already spent several years as Governor of Syria. At his accession began … Continue reading

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