The Appropriation and Subsequent Naturalization of Greek Science in Medieval Islam: A Preliminary Statement

  title={The Appropriation and Subsequent Naturalization of Greek Science in Medieval Islam: A Preliminary Statement},
  author={A. I. Sabra},
  journal={History of Science},
  pages={223 - 243}
  • A. Sabra
  • Published 1 September 1987
  • Physics
  • History of Science
A merely kinematic account of the transmission of scientific knowledge from one culture to another (where culture is understood mainly as a spatiotemporal region) would be a description of movements of scientific products (texts, concepts, tlieories, techniques, etc.), in abstraction from the forces underlying these movements. The principal aim of such a description would be to state when and where the transport of these products took place, and thus to determine the path of their movement… 

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