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Aladdin's lamp : how Greek science came to Europe through the Islamic world / John Freely.

Freely, John.
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New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009.

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xi, 303 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-288) and index.


Ionia : the first physicists -- Classical Athens : the school of Hellas -- Hellenistic Alexandria : the museum and the library -- From Athens to Rome, Constantinople, and Jundishapur -- Baghdad's house of wisdom : Greek into Arabic -- The Islamic Renaissance -- Cairo and Damascus -- Al-Andalus, Moorish Spain -- From Toledo to Palermo : Arabic into Latin -- Paris and Oxford I : reinterpreting Aristotle -- Paris and Oxford II : the emergence of European science -- From Byzantium to Italy : Greek into Latin -- The revolution of heavenly spheres -- The debate over the two world systems -- The scientific revolution -- Samarkand to Istanbul : the long twilight of Islamic science -- Science lost and found -- Harran : the road to Baghdad.


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