Gleanings from an Arabist's Workshop: Current Trends in the Study of Medieval Islamic Science and Medicine

  title={Gleanings from an Arabist's Workshop: Current Trends in the Study of Medieval Islamic Science and Medicine},
  author={Emilie Savage‐Smith},
  pages={246 - 266}
The decade of the 1980s has seen an unprecedented growth of activity and maturity in the history of Islamic science and medicine. When compared with other areas of the history of science and medicine, however, the specialty may appear somewhat underdeveloped and antiquated.' Because the field has been slow to appreciate the methods and concerns of other historians, much of what has been published fails to interest a larger audience. An overriding concern with cataloguing and assessing… 
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