Science in the Medieval World: Book of the Categories of Nations

Science in the Medieval World: Book of the Categories of Nations

by Said Al-Andalusi
     
 
During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning and research was Muslim Spain, where students gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier scientific works and study with famous teachers. One of these teachers was Sa'id al-Andalusi, who contributed to the science of all known nations by his writings. Today, it is one of few surviving medieval Spanish

Overview

During the Middle Ages, a thriving center for learning and research was Muslim Spain, where students gathered to consult Arabic manuscripts of earlier scientific works and study with famous teachers. One of these teachers was Sa'id al-Andalusi, who contributed to the science of all known nations by his writings. Today, it is one of few surviving medieval Spanish Muslim texts, and this is its first English translation.

Editorial Reviews

British Society for the History of Science
An invaluable reference work for historians of Islamic science in particular, but also for historians of science in other cultural areas.
Booknews
One of the earliest comprehensive essays on the history of science, written in 1068 by a famous teacher in Muslim Spain, is here translated into English for the first time. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292711396
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
History of Science Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Sàid al-Andalusi (1029-1070) was a noted scholar, astronomer, and historian.

Sema‘an I. Salem is Professor of Physics at California State University, Long Beach.

Alok Kumar is Associate Professor of Physics at State University of New York, Oswego.

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