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Science in Medieval Islam An Illustrated Introduction

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ISBN-10: 0292781490

ISBN-13: 9780292781498

Edition: 1997

Authors: Howard R. Turner

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During the Golden Age of Islam (seventh through seventeenth centuries A.D.), Muslim philosophers and poets, artists and scientists, princes and laborers created a unique culture that has influenced societies on every continent. This book offers a fully illustrated, highly accessible introduction to an important aspect of that culturethe scientific achievements of medieval Islam. Howard Turner opens with a historical overview of the spread of Islamic civilization from the Arabian peninsula eastward to India and westward across northern Africa into Spain. He describes how a passion for knowledge led the Muslims during their centuries of empire-building to assimilate and expand the scientific…    
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Foreword and Acknowledgments
Islam as Empire
Forces and Bonds: Faith, Language, and Thought
Cosmology: The Universes of Islam
Mathematics: Native Tongue of Science
Astrology: Scientific Non-science
Natural Sciences
The Later Years
The New West
EpilogueIslam and the World: A Summary Timeline
Works Consulted
Illustration Sources