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Science in the Medieval World By Sa'id al-Andalusi

Science in the Medieval World
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Science in the Medieval World by Sa'id al-Andalusi

During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning and research was Muslim Spain, where students gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier scientific works and study with famous teachers. One of these teachers was Sa'id al-Andalusi, who in 1068 wrote Kitab Tabaqat al-'Umam, or "Book of the Categories of Nations," which recorded the contributions to science of all known nations. Today, it is one of few surviving medieval Spanish Muslim texts, and this is its first English translation. Science ('ulum), as used by Sa'id and other scholars of that period, is a broad term covering virtually all aspects of human knowledge. After initial discussions of the categories of nations that did or did not cultivate science, Sa'id details the specific contribution of nine nations or peoples-India, Persia, Chaldea, Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Arab Orient, al-Andalus, and the Hebrews. He includes the names of many individual scientists and scholars and describes their various contributions to knowledge, making his book a significant work of reference as well as history.

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About Sa'id al-Andalusi

Sa`id al-Andalusi (1029-1070) was a noted scholar, astronomer, and historian. Sema'an I. Salem is Professor of Physics at California State University, Long Beach. Alok Kumar is Associate Professor of Physics at State University of New York, Oswego.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments System of Transliteration Sa'id al-Andalusi Introduction Tabaqat al-'Umam Chapter 1. The Seven Original Nations Chapter 2. The Two Categories of Nations Chapter 3. Nations Having No Interest in Science Chapter 4. Nations That Cultivated the Sciences Chapter 5. Science in India Chapter 6. Science in Persia Chapter 7. Science of the Chaldeans Chapter 8. Science in Greece Chapter 9. Science of the Romans Chapter 10. Science in Egypt Chapter 11. The Arabs: General Information Chapter 12. Science in the Arab Orient Chapter 13. Science in al-Andalus Chapter 14. Science of Banu Israel Notes Bibliography Index

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Science in the Medieval World by Sa'id al-Andalusi
Sa'id al-Andalusi
History of Science Series
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University of Texas Press
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