Transmission as Transformation: The Translation Movements in the Medieval East and West in a Comparative Perspective

  title={Transmission as Transformation: The Translation Movements in the Medieval East and West in a Comparative Perspective},
  author={Mohammed Abattouy and J{\"u}rgen Renn and Paul Weinig},
  journal={Science in Context},
  pages={1 - 12}
The articles collected in this volume have their origin in an international workshop dedicated to “Experience and Knowledge Structures in Arabic and Latin Sciences.” Specialists from Great Britain, France, Denmark, Spain, Morocco, the United States, and Germany gathered in Berlin in 1996 in the context of an interdisciplinary research project on the history of mechanical thinking at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. The workshop initiated a process of discussion focused on… 
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