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Religion, learning, and science in the ʻAbbasid period

Author: M J L Young; J D Latham; R B Serjeant
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1990] ©1990
Series: Cambridge history of Arabic literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The five centuries of the 'Abbasid period (eighth to thirteenth centuries AD) were the golden age of Arabic literature. They saw the appearance not only of poetry and belles-lettres (which are covered in a previous volume), but also of an extensive body of writings concerned with subjects ranging from theology and law to history and the natural sciences. This volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature  Read more...
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Religion, learning, and science in the ʻAbbasid period.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990
(DLC) 90001549
(OCoLC)21226423
Named Person: Abbassides (dynastie)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M J L Young; J D Latham; R B Serjeant
ISBN: 9781139424912 1139424912
OCLC Number: 890794079
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 587 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Sunnī theology / Salvador Gómez Nogales --
Shīī theological literature / I.K.A. Howard --
Ibāḍī theological literature / J.C. Wilkinson --
Quranic exegesis / John Burton --
The prose literature of Ṣufism / Caesar E. Farah --
Philosophical literature / Muhsin Mahdi --
Arabic lexicography / M.G. Carter --
Arabic grammar / M.G. Carter --
Islamic legal literature / P.W. Baker, I.D. Edge --
Administrative literature / C.E. Bosworth --
Arabic biographical writing / M.J.L. Young --
History and historians / Claude Cahen --
Faṭimid history and historians / Abbas Hamdani --
Mathematics and applied science / Donald R. Hill --
Astronomy / David A. King --
Astrology / David Pingree --
Geographical and navigational literature / J.F.P. Hopkins. The literature of Arabic alchemy / Donald R. Hill --
Arabic medical literature / Haskell D. Isaacs --
Al-Kindī / Fritz W. Zimmermann --
Al-Rāzī / Albert Z. Iskandar --
Al-Fārābī / Alfred L. Ivry --
Ibn Sīnā / Salvador Gómez Nogales --
Al-Bīrūnī and the sciences of his time / George Saliba --
Al-Ghazālī / Adīb Nāyif Diyāb --
Christian Arabic literature in the Abbasid period / Samir Khalil Samir --
Judaeo-Arabic literature / Paul B. Fenton --
The translation of Greek materials into Arabic / L.E. Goodman --Didactic verse / Ṣafā Khulūṣī.
Series Title: Cambridge history of Arabic literature.
Responsibility: edited by M.J.L. Young, J.D. Latham, and R.B. Serjeant.

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This volume of The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature deals with writings on learned subjects from the 'Abbasid period (eighth to thirteenth centures AD), the golden age of Arabic literature.  Read more...

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