History 281 September 20 2007

History 281 September 20 2007 - Outline 1 The Signifigance...

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Outline: 1. The Signifigance of Arabic Science 2. Islamic Territories and Greek Learning (Hestorians) 3. The Shape of Arabic Science a. Al-Farabi and the classification of the sciences b. Art/Nature and practical knowledge 4. Astronomy a. Uses and Observatories b. Al-Tusi, Al-Hazen and physical reality; Maragha; Al-Farghani (astrolabe) 5. Optics a. A study of vision b. Intromission and extra mission theories 6. Influences in the west (Avicenna, Averroes) Notes As we saw last time, Greek learning in the eastern part of the old Roman Empire (division at 300AD) go on happily even in the 6 th century AD. They were alive and well. What happens in the 7 th century, we have the rise of Islamic civilization Despite how it appeared in the Byzantine empire, the old ways did not die away. Rather, they were assimilated activiely into Islamic culture Arabic science is an indication of the learned language of the groups. Arabic is the sacred language of the Koran
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