The Transmission of Greek texts in mediaeval Islam and the West proceedings of a conference held at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar, 19-21 Feb.

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Statementedited by Pieter L. Schoonheim with the assistance of Gerhard Endress.
SeriesSymposium Graeco-Arabicum -- 1
ContributionsSchoonheim, Pieter Leendert., Endress, Gerhard, 1939-, Nederlands Instituut voor Voortgezet Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek op het Gebied van de Mens- en Maatschappijwetenschappen.
LC ClassificationsPA3071.9 T73 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination27 p. --
Number of Pages27
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Open LibraryOL19837469M
ISBN 103883395161

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The transmission of the Greek Classics to Latin Western Europe during the Middle Ages was a key factor in the development of intellectual life in Western Europe. Interest in Greek texts and their availability was scarce in the Latin West during the earlier Middle Ages, but as traffic to the East increased, so did Western scholarship.

Classical Greek philosophy consisted of various original works ranging from those from Ancient Greece. The "Recovery of Aristotle" (or Rediscovery) refers to the copying or re-translating of most of Aristotle's books (of ancient Greece), from Greek or Arabic text into Latin, during the Middle Ages, of the Latin Recovery of Aristotle spanned about years, from the middle 12th century into the 13th century, and copied or translated over 42 books (see: Corpus Aristotelicum), including.

The Ottoman conquest of the Byzantine Empire in caused many Greek scholars, who had manuscripts in their possession, to flee to the Christian West. Places like Florence, Rome, Venice, and Padua developed a reputation for Greek learning, for there, Byzantine émigrés offered instruction in their native language and established libraries from their manuscript collections.

The book's eastern perspectives offer interesting comparisons and contrasts with the medieval West. The book is illustrated with plates showing illuminated manuscripts and archaeological artefacts. The contributors are Paul Botley, Simon Franklin, Catherine Holmes, Erica Hunter, John Lowden, Paul Magdalino, Margaret Mullett, Stefan Reif.

In addition, he offered an illuminating account of the transmission of Greek science to medieval Islam and subsequently to medieval Europe. The Beginnings of Western Science 4/5(5). Moreover, many of the texts popularly copied in the early medieval West contained references to Greek scholarship and literature.

The works of Cicero, for instance, frequently quoted short excerpts from Greek, while the poems of the Christian Latin author Prudentius, hugely popular in the Middle Ages, mostly had Greek titles. Greek Sources in Arabic and Islamic Philosophy. To some extent, scholars disagree about the role of the Greek sources in Arabic and Islamic philosophy (henceforth falsafa, the Arabic loan word for φιλοσοφία).

[ 1] While acknowledging the existence of a Greek heritage, those who consider the Qur’an and the Islamic tradition as the main source of inspiration for falsafa claim that the latter did not arise from the encounter of learned Muslims with the Greek.

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The texts and translations are introduced by a series of masterly studies that tell the story of the origins, function, and legacy of Polemon's work, a legacy especially rich in Islam. “ The Transmission of Greek Philosophy via the ‘School of Edessa.’ ” In Literacy, Education and Manuscript Transmission in Byzantium and Beyond, edited by Holmes, Catherine and Waring, Judith, – Leiden: Brill, Alchemy and chemistry in Islam refers to the study of both traditional alchemy and early practical chemistry (the early chemical investigation of nature in general) by Muslim scholars in the medieval Islamic word alchemy was derived from the Arabic word كيمياء or kīmiyāʾ and may ultimately derive from the ancient Egyptian word kemi, meaning black.

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Gutas, D. "Classical Arabic Wisdom Literature: Nature and Scope," Journal of the American Oriental. These works and the important commentaries on them were the wellspring of science during the medieval period. They were translated into Arabic, the lingua franca of this period.

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