By John Freely
Aladdin’s Lamp is the interesting tale of ways historic Greek philosophy and technological know-how begun within the 6th century B.C. and, through the subsequent millennium, unfold around the Greco-Roman global, generating the striking discoveries and theories of Thales, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Ptolemy, etc. John Freely explains how, because the darkish a while shrouded Europe, students in medieval Baghdad translated the works of those Greek thinkers into Arabic, spreading their principles through the Islamic international from critical Asia to Spain, with many Muslim scientists, such a lot significantly Avicenna, Alhazen, and Averroës, including their very own interpretations to the philosophy and technology that they had inherited. Freely is going directly to exhibit how, starting within the 12th century, those texts through Islamic students have been then translated from Arabic into Latin, sparking the emergence of recent technology on the sunrise of the Renaissance, which climaxed within the clinical Revolution of the 17th century.
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Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World by John Freely