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The 'Arabick' interest of the natural philosophers in seventeenth-century England

Author: G A Russell
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1994.
Series: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 47.
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This volume deals with the remarkably widespread interest in Arabic in seventeenth-century England among Biblical scholars and theologians, natural philosophers and Fellows of the Royal Society, and others. It led to the institutionalisation of Arabic studies at Oxford and Cambridge Universities where Arabic chairs were set up, and immense manuscript collections were established and utilised. Fourteen historians  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
'Arabick' interest of the natural philosophers in seventeenth-century England.
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1994
(OCoLC)624665960
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G A Russell
ISBN: 9004098887 9789004098886
OCLC Number: 29995690
Notes: Consists of essays by the participants of a 1986 symposium held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London.
Description: x, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Seventeenth Century: The Age of 'Arabick' / G.A. Russell --
I. Background to Arabic Studies in Seventeenth-Century England / P.M. Holt --
II. The English Interest in the Arabic-Speaking Christians / Alastair Hamilton --
III. Arabists and Linguists in Seventeenth-Century England / Vivian Salmon --
IV. Edmund Castell and His Lexicon Heptaglotton (1669) / H.T. Norris --
V. The Medici Oriental Press (Rome 1584-1614) and the Impact of its Arabic Publications on Northern Europe / Robert Jones --
VI. Patrons and Professors: The Origins and Motives for the Endowment of University Chairs --
in Particular the Laudian Professorship of Arabic / Mordechai Feingold --
VII. Arabic Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library: The Seventeenth-Century Collections / Colin Wakefield --
VIII. Arabick Learning in the Correspondence of the Royal Society 1660-1677 / M.B. Hall --
IX. English Orientalists and Mathematical Astronomy / Raymond Mercier.
Series Title: Brill's studies in intellectual history, v. 47.
Responsibility: edited by G.A. Russell.

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14 historians examine the extent and sources of interest in Arabic during the 17th century in areas ranging from religion to botany. Arabic is shown to have been a significant component of the rise  Read more...

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