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

Author: John Freely
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Freely
ISBN: 9780307277831 0307277836
OCLC Number: 419802350
Description: xi, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
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.
Responsibility: John Freely.

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