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Science in Medieval Islam

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Author:
Howard Turner
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262

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Author: Howard TurnerÂÂ
Publisher: University of Texas Press (1995, 2006 printing)ÂÂ
Pages: 262 Binding: PaperbackÂÂ



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 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