Chemical Technology in Arabic Military Treatises

  title={Chemical Technology in Arabic Military Treatises},
  author={A. Y. Al-Hassan},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • A. Y. Al-Hassan
  • Published 1987
  • Biology
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • ORE ATTENTION has been paid in the past to the study of the history of M Islamic alchemy than to chemical technology. But even in alchemy our knowledge has not advanced much beyond the results of such eminent scholars as Ruska, Wiedemann, and Holmyard. Researchers who may be attracted to these subjects in the future will find at their disposal abundant medieval Arabic sources, with the biobibliographic studies of F. Sezgin and M. Ullmann as their guides. In a recent attempt to write a short… CONTINUE READING
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