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Unformatted text preview: sought out Arabic scientific texts and Arabic versions of Greek texts, translated them into Latin. Main translation centers were in Spain, Southern Italy, and Sicily. First European universities were established in late 1100searly 1200s at Bologna, Padua, Paris, and Oxford; served to facilitate the assimilation of ancient learning. Medieval universities offered instruction in four faculties: theology Queen of the Sciences medicine based largely on Galen and Avicenna law mainly Roman and canon law arts largest of the faculties; preparatory to others; focused on logic After initial controversies, Aristotles teachings acquired great prestige in medieval Europe; St. Thomas Aquinas (c.12251274) and others developed a Christianized version of Aristotelianism that, as scholasticism , provided the foundation for most later medieval European thought....
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- Scientific Revolution