Greek Thought, Arabic Culture: The Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement in Baghdad and Early 'Abbasaid (BOK)

Dimitri Gutas

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From the middle of the eighth century to the tenth century, almost all non-literary and non-historical secular Greek books, including such diverse topics as astrology, alchemy, physics, botany and medicine, that were not available throughout the eastern Byzantine Empire and the Near East, were translated into Arabic. Greek Thought, Arabic Culture explores the major social, political and ideological factors that occasioned the unprecedented translation movement from Greek into Arabic in Baghdad, the newly founded capital of the Arab dynasty of the 'Abbasids', during the first two centuries of their rule. Dimitri Gutas draws upon the preceding historical and philological scholarship in Greco-Arabic studies and the study of medieval translations of secular Greek works into Arabic and analyses the social and historical reasons for this phenomenon. Dimitri Gutas provides a stimulating, erudite and well-documented survey of this key movement in the transmission of ancient Greek culture to the Middle Ages.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1998 Forfatter Dimitri Gutas
Forlag
BERTRAMS PRINT ON DEMAND
ISBN 9780415061339
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 13,8cm x 21,6cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 340 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, Middle Eastern history, Translation & interpretation