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Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World

John Freely
Format
Book
Published
New York : Vintage Books, 2010.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780307277831, 0307277836
Contents
  • Ionia : the first physicists
  • Classical Athens : the school of Hellas
  • Hellenistic Alexandria : the museum and the library
  • From Athens to Rome, Constantinople, and Jundishapur
  • Baghdad's house of wisdom : Greek into Arabic
  • The Islamic Renaissance
  • Cairo and Damascus
  • Al-Andalus, Moorish Spain
  • From Toledo to Palermo : Arabic into Latin
  • Paris and Oxford I : reinterpreting Aristotle
  • Paris and Oxford II : the emergence of European science
  • From Byzantium to Italy : Greek into Latin
  • The revolution of heavenly spheres
  • The debate over the two world systems
  • The scientific revolution
  • Samarkand to Istanbul : the long twilight of Islamic science
  • Science lost and found
  • Harran : the road to Baghdad.
Description
xi, 303 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-288) and index.
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