John Freely's Aladdin's Lamp PDF

By John Freely

ISBN-10: 0307277836

ISBN-13: 9780307277831

Aladdin’s Lamp is the interesting tale of the way old Greek philosophy and technology all started within the 6th century B.C. and, through the subsequent millennium, unfold around the Greco-Roman global, generating the notable discoveries and theories of Thales, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Ptolemy, etc. John Freely explains how, because the darkish a while shrouded Europe, students in medieval Baghdad translated the works of those Greek thinkers into Arabic, spreading their principles during the Islamic international from primary Asia to Spain, with many Muslim scientists, so much particularly Avicenna, Alhazen, and Averroës, including their very own interpretations to the philosophy and technology that they had inherited. Freely is going directly to express how, starting within the 12th century, those texts via Islamic students have been then translated from Arabic into Latin, sparking the emergence of contemporary technological know-how on the sunrise of the Renaissance, which climaxed within the clinical Revolution of the 17th century.

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