Author:Â Howard TurnerÂ
Publisher:Â University of TexasÂ Press (1995, 2006 printing)Â
Pages:Â 262Â Binding:Â PaperbackÂ
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. ThisÂ book offersÂ a fully illustrated, highly accessible introduction to an important aspect of that culture - the scientific achievements of medieval Islam.
Table of Contents Illustrations Foreword and Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Islam as Empire 2. Forces and Bonds: Faith, Language, and Thought 3. Roots 4. Cosmology: The Universes of Islam 5. Mathematics: Native Tongue of Science 6. Astronomy 7. Astrology: Scientific Non-science 8. Geography 9. Medicine 10. Natural Sciences 11. Alchemy 12. Optics 13. The Later Years 14. Transmission 15. The New West 16. Epilogue Islam and the World: A Summary Timeline Glossary Works Consulted Illustration Sources Index