By Dimitri Gutas
From the center of the 8th century to the 10th century, just about all non-literary and non-historical secular Greek books, together with such different subject matters as astrology, alchemy, physics, botany and drugs, that weren't on hand in the course of the japanese Byzantine Empire and the close to East, have been translated into Arabic.
Greek suggestion, Arabic Culture explores the main social, political and ideological elements that occasioned the exceptional translation move from Greek into Arabic in Baghdad, the newly based capital of the Arab dynasty of the 'Abbasids', throughout the first centuries in their rule. Dimitri Gutas attracts upon the previous historic and philological scholarship in Greco-Arabic experiences and the learn of medieval translations of secular Greek works into Arabic and analyses the social and historic purposes for this phenomenon.
Dimitri Gutas presents a stimulating, erudite and well-documented survey of this key circulation within the transmission of old Greek tradition to the center a long time.
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