Greek Thought, Arab Culture The Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement in Baghdad and Early Abbasid Society (2nd-4th and 8th-10th C.)

ISBN-10: 0415061334

ISBN-13: 9780415061339

Edition: 1998

Authors: Dimitri Gutas
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Description: This work explores the major social, political and ideological factors that occasioned the unprecedented translation movement from Greek into Arabic in Baghdad during the first two centuries of their rule.

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Preface
Note on Dates, Names, and Transliteration
Introduction
Translation and Empire
The Background of the Translation Movement
Al-Man&sbdot;ūr
Al-Mahdī and His Sons
Al-Ma'mūn
Translation and Society
Translation in the Service of Applied and Theoretical Knowledge
Patrons, Translators, Translations
Translation and History
Epilogue
Appendix: Greek Works Translated into Arabic
Bibliography and Abbreviations
Chronological Bibliography of Studies on the Significance of the Translation Movement for Islamic Civilization
General Index
Index of Manuscripts
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