The Introduction of Arabic Philosophy into Europe

The Introduction of Arabic Philosophy into Europe

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The contributors to this volume are noted scholars from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Morocco, Poland, the Soviet Union, and Spain. Each has stepped somewhat outside of his or her usual academic interest to consider how the writings of a particular Arab philosopher or of a group of Arab philosophers were introduced into a particular European university. Their essays identify the European professor or scholar who first introduced the works of an Arab philosopher into his university, speak about the works themselves, and explore what prompted the original European interest in the particular philosopher or philosophers. Thus, by explaining how medieval European universities first approached Arab philosophy, these papers contribute to the growing interest in the curriculum and general life of those important institutions.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 21.34mm | 389g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9004098429
  • 9789004098428
  • 1,857,314

Table of contents

Preface Mohamed Nadir Aziza

Introduction Charles E. Butterworth
1. The Transmission and Reception of Arabic Philosophyin Christain Spain (untill 1200) Josep Puig
2. La reception de la philosophie arabe a l'Universite de Paris au XIIIeme siecle Abdelali Elamrani-Jamal
3. The Introduction of Arabic Learning into British Schools Charles Burnett
4. Georege Drohobych's Astronomical Treatises and their Arabic Sources Laroslav Isaievych
5. The Reception of Islamic Philospohy at Oxford in the 17th Century: The Pocock's (Father and Son) Contribution to the Understanding of islamic Philosophy in Europe Hans Daiber
6. Arabic Philosophy and the Universite Catholique de Louvain Therese-Anne Druart
7. The Reception of Arabic Philsophy at the University of Budapest Miklos Maroth
8. La premiere reception de la philosophie islamique a l'Universite de Cracovie Jerzy B. Korolec
9. La philosophie de l'ouest et de l'est dans l'Academie Kiev-Mohyleana Y.N. Kochubey
10. La reception du soufisme par l'Occident: conjectures et certitudes Michel Chodkiewicz
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' this book constitutes a valuable survey-type of contribution as it gives in one volume a unique, resourceful, and selectively comprehensice overview of...'
Gabriel Lahood, Mesa Bulletin, 1994.
'...collection of highly specialized essays...'
S. Parvez Manzoor, Muslim World Book Review, 1994.
'...a valuable source book for a student interested in examining the interaction between the West and the world of Islam. ...Butterworth and Kessel have done a remarkable job in bringing together a set of well written papers on an important topic.'
Basit B. Koshul, The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 1995.
'...on trouvera [...] dans ce volume des mises au point utiles pour un public non specialise en ce qu'elles regroupent dans des articles tres ramasses des donnees documentaires generalement tres dispersees et difficilement accessibles.'
P.L., Studia Islamica, 1995.
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About Charles E. Butterworth

Charles E. Butterworth, Ph.D. (1966) in political science, University of Chicago, is professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. He has published extensively on medieval Islamic political philosophy and logic, as well as on contemporary Islamic political thought.
Blake Andree Kessel teaches in the department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland where she is writing a dissertation analyzing the tension between the demands of love and family and those of the city, as portrayed in classical Greek tragedy.
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