Greek Thought Arabic Culture

Greek Thought, Arabic Culture explores the major social, political and ideological factors that occasioned the unprecedented translation movement from Greek into Arabic in Baghdad, the newly founded capital of the Arab dynasty of the ...

Greek Thought  Arabic Culture

From the middle of the eighth century to the tenth century, almost all non-literary and non-historical secular Greek books, including such diverse topics as astrology, alchemy, physics, botany and medicine, that were not available throughout the eastern Byzantine Empire and the Near East, were translated into Arabic. Greek Thought, Arabic Culture explores the major social, political and ideological factors that occasioned the unprecedented translation movement from Greek into Arabic in Baghdad, the newly founded capital of the Arab dynasty of the 'Abbasids', during the first two centuries of their rule. Dimitri Gutas draws upon the preceding historical and philological scholarship in Greco-Arabic studies and the study of medieval translations of secular Greek works into Arabic and analyses the social and historical reasons for this phenomenon. 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.

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Greek Thought, Arabic Culture
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Dimitri Gutas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-12 - Publisher: Routledge

From the middle of the eighth century to the tenth century, almost all non-literary and non-historical secular Greek books, including such diverse topics as astrology, alchemy, physics, botany and medicine, that were not available throughout the eastern Byzantine Empire and the Near East, were translated into Arabic. Greek Thought, Arabic
Greek Thought, Arabic Culture
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Dimitri Gutas
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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Von Athen nach Bagdad
Language: de
Pages: 179
Authors: Peter Bruns
Categories: Christianity
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

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Spiritual Purification in Islam
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Gavin Picken
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-23 - Publisher: Routledge

Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a scholar of this discipline, al-Hārith al-Muhāsibī, who lived and
The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Sidney H. Griffith
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-09 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Amid so much twenty-first-century talk of a "Christian-Muslim divide"--and the attendant controversy in some Western countries over policies toward minority Muslim communities--a historical fact has gone unnoticed: for more than four hundred years beginning in the mid-seventh century, some 50 percent of the world's Christians lived and worshipped under Muslim