The Enterprise of Science in Islam; New Perspectives By
 Abdelhamid I. Sabra
Publisher MIT Press Pub Date 2003 Pub Location None Isbn 9780262194822 Course(s)


This book offers an overview of this newly energized field of historical investigation. The topics discussed include cross – cultural transmission: transformations of Greek opties: the philosophy and practice of mathematics; numbers, geometry , and architecture; the transmission of astronomy; and science and medicine in the Maghrib. The emphasis throughout the book is on transmission of scientific knowledge : either from one culture to another or within the medieval Islamic world .