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Greek thought, Arabic culture : the Graeco-Arabic translation movement in Baghdad and early ʻAbbāsid society (2nd-4th/8th-10th centuries)

Author: Dimitri Gutas
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
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"With the accession of the Arab dynasty of the 'Abbasids to power and the foundation of Baghdad, a Graeco-Arabic translation movement was initiated, and by the end of the tenth century, almost all scientific and philosophical secular Greek works that were available in late antiquity had been translated into Arabic. This book explores the social, political and ideological factors operative in early 'Abbasid society  Read more...
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Gutas, Dimitri.
Greek thought, Arabic culture.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1998
(DLC) 97042761
Named Person: Abbasiden.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dimitri Gutas
ISBN: 9781134926350 1134926359
OCLC Number: 70768786
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 230 pages)
Contents: The background of the translation movement: material, human, and cultural resources --
Al-Manṣūr: early ʻAbbāsid imperial ideology and the translation movement --
Al-Madhī and his sons: social and religious discourse and the translation movement --
Al-Maʼmūn: domestic and foreign policies and the translation movement --
Translation in the service of applied and theoretical knowledge --
Patrons, translators, translation --
Translation and history: developments from the translation movement --
Appendix. Greek words translated into Arabic. A bibliographical guide by subject.
Responsibility: Dimitri Gutas.
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Dimitri Gutas provides a stimulating, erudite and well-documented survey of this key movement in the transmission of ancient Greek culture to the Middle Ages.  Read more...

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