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Averroes (Ibn Rushd) : Scholar of Classical and Islamic Philosophy

Author: Bridget Lim
Publisher: New York : Rosen Publishing, 2016.
Series: Physicians, scientists, and mathematicians of the Islamic world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The man we call Averroes was one of the great thinkers of the Muslim world during the Middle Ages. An accomplished physician and judge, Averroes is most renowned for writing comprehensive commentaries on Aristotle, ranging from short paraphrases of the great Greek philosopher s words to lengthy, line-by-line analyses approachable by only the most learned scholars. In time, Averroes s commentaries introduced Europe,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Averroës; Averroës; Averroes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bridget Lim
ISBN: 9781508171416 1508171416
OCLC Number: 932003645
Description: 112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The development of the Islamic world --
The education of Averroes --
Philosophy and Islam --
Law and medicine --
Remembering Averroes.
Series Title: Physicians, scientists, and mathematicians of the Islamic world.
Responsibility: Bridget Lim and Liz Sonneborn.
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The man we call Averroes was one of the great thinkers of the Muslim world during the Middle Ages. An accomplished physician and judge, Averroes is most renowned for writing comprehensive commentaries on Aristotle, ranging from short paraphrases of the great Greek philosopher s words to lengthy, line-by-line analyses approachable by only the most learned scholars. In time, Averroes s commentaries introduced Europe, which had been plunged into the Dark Ages, to the breadth of Greek philosophy. As one of the greatest interpreters of Aristotle, Averroes and his work forged a crucial link between ancient and modern thought. Bibliography, Detailed Table of Contents, Full-Color Photographs, Further Information Section, Glossary, Illustrations, Index, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Websites.

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