Film, Video Islamic Science and the Making of Renaissance Europe

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Title
Islamic Science and the Making of Renaissance Europe
Summary
George Saliba, senior distinguished visiting scholar in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, presented a talk on "Islamic Science and The Making of Renaissance Europe." Saliba's illustrated talk explored the scientific ideas that passed from the Islamic world to the European Renaissance during the 15th and 16th centuries. He showed the connection between mathematical innovations produced in the Islamic world and mathematical astronomy during the Renaissance. Saliba relied on evidence that was culled from copies of original Arabic scientific manuscripts and their Latin counterparts.
Event Date
April 27, 2006
Notes
-  Librarian of Congress James H. Billington named George Saliba to a 10-month post as a Kluge scholar last July. Saliba is professor of Arabic and Islamic science in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He received a master's degree in Semitic languages and a doctorate in Islamic sciences from the University of California at Berkeley. Saliba has been a professor at Columbia since 1979.
Related Resources
John W. Kluge Center: http://www.loc.gov/kluge
Running Time
1 hours, 24 minutes, 41 seconds
Language
English
Online Format
video

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