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Islamic reception of Greek astronomy

  • George Saliba (a1)
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Research in Islamic science over the last half century or so has clearly established that such old myths as Islamic science being a preservation of Greek science, or that science was always in conflict with religion in Islamic civilization as it was in Europe, or that the European scientific Renaissance was independent of outside influences –a European phenomenon par excellence– are now all subjects of great dispute if not altogether dead. In what follows I will illustrate the evidence that has put such myths into question with only few examples, since time and space do not allow me to elaborate more.

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A. Aaboe 1955, Centaurus, 4, 122

W. Hartner 1977, Journal for the History of Astronomy, 8, 1

V. Petersen & O. Schmidt 1968, Centaurus, 12, 73

G. Saliba 1994, Journal for the History of Astronomy, 25, 115

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Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
  • ISSN: 1743-9213
  • EISSN: 1743-9221
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