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    Greek Thought, Arabic Culture: The Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement in Baghdad and Early 'Abbasaid Society (2nd-4th/5th-10th C.) (Arabic Thought and Culture) (Paperback) By (author) Dimitri Gutas

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    DescriptionFrom 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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    Title
    Greek Thought, Arabic Culture
    Subtitle
    The Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement in Baghdad and Early 'Abbasaid Society (2nd-4th/5th-10th C.)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dimitri Gutas
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415061339
    ISBN 10: 0415061334
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    geneal. table
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 August 1998
    Publication City/Country
    London