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Light from the east : how the science of medieval Islam helped to shape the Western world / John Freely.
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Author: Freely, John.
Publication year: 2011
Format: Book
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2011.
ISBN: 9781848854529 (hbk.) : 1848854528 (hbk.) :
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'Light from the East' tells the story of how Islamic science, which began with the translation of Greek manuscripts into Arabic in eighth-century Baghdad, preserved and enhanced the knowledge acquired from Greece, Mesopotamia, India and China.
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xii, 238 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.

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