|📘 Book Title||The Enterprise Of Science In Islam|
|👤 Book Author||Adam Abdelhamid Sabra|
|🖨️ Total Pages||409|
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The Enterprise of Science in Islam: New Perspectives edited by Jan P. Hogendijk and Abdelhamid l. Sabra
The Enterprise of Science in Islam
The most important centers for the study of what we now call “the exact sciences”—including the mathematical sciences of arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry, as well as their applications in fields like astronomy, astrology, geography, cartography, and optics—were not in Europe between A.D. 800 and 1450, but in the vast, multinational Islamic world.
Our understanding of the Islamic scientific heritage has radically transformed as a result of research conducted over the previous few decades.
We now know it was richer, more profound, and had more complex relationships with other cultures than we previously believed.
This book offers an overview of this newly energized field of historical investigation.
The areas discussed include cross-cultural transmission; transformations of Greek optics; the philosophy and practice of mathematics;
numbers, geometry, and architecture; the transmission of astronomy; and science and medicine in the Maghrib.
The emphasis throughout the book is on the transmission of scientific knowledge, either from one culture to another or within the medieval Islamic world.
The book also presents many unsolved historical problems, such as the question of when and where the Hindu-Arabic number symbols evolved from the Eastern Islamic forms to the Western Islamic forms, which are virtually
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