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Science and civilization in Islam

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher: Cambridge : Islamic Texts Society, ©1987.
Series: ISSR collection; International Society for Science and Religion Collection
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This work, written by the foremost authority on the subject, includes an in-depth survey of the individual Islamic sciences from cosmology, philosophy, theology to alchemy, physics, mathematics,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
ISBN: 094662111X 9780946621118 1903682401 9781903682401
OCLC Number: 16924456
Notes: Previous edition: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1968.
Description: 388 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: A. The principles of Islam; B. The perspectives within Islamic civilization --
One. The universal figures of Islamic science --
Two. The basis of the teaching system and the educational institutions: A. The classification of the sciences; B. Educational institutions; C. Institutions of higher learning; D. the observatories; E. The hospitals; F. the Sufi centers --
Three. Cosmology, cosmography, geography, and natural history --
Four. Physics --
Five. Mathematics --
Six. Astronomy Seven. Medicine: A. the historical background of Islamic medicine, 1. Jundashapur; 2. The Alexandrian school; 3. Medicine of the Prophet; B. Medicine during the early centuries; C. Medicine after Avicenna,1a. Egypt and Syria; 2. Spain and the Maghrib; 3. The eastern lands of Islam, Persia, and India --
Eight. The sciences of man --
Nine. The alchemical tradition --
Ten. Islamic alchemy and its influence on the western world: A. Nicholas Flamel --
Eleven. Philosophy --
Twelve. The controversies of philosophy and theology; The later schools of philosophy: B. Averroes and philosophy in Andalusia --
Thierteen. The Gnostic tradition.
Series Title: ISSR collection; International Society for Science and Religion Collection
Responsibility: by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

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