Religion, Learning and Science in the Abbasid Period

EditorM. J. L. Young, J. D. Latham, R. B. Serjeant

Paperback | November 2, 2006

Religion, Learning and Science in the Abbasid Period by M. J. L. Young
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This volume of the Cambridge History of Arabic Literature deals with writings on learned subjects from the 'Abbasid period (8th to 13th centuries AD), the golden age of Arabic literature. These cover a wide area, from philosophy, theology and law, through grammar and lexicography, to mathematics, astronomy and medicine. There are separate chapters on six of the greatest scholars of the period, on the development of translations from Greek into Arabic, and on the Arabic literature of the Christians and Jews who lived under the rule of the 'Abbasid caliphate.
List of plates; Editorial preface; List of abbreviations; Map; 1. Sunni theology Salvador Gómez Nogales; 2. Shi'i theological literature I. K. A. Howard; 3. Ibadi theological literature J. C. Wilkinson; 4. Quranic exegesis John Burton; 5. The prose literature of Sufism Caesar E. Farah; 6. Philosophical literature Muhsin Mahdi; 7. Arabi...
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Title:Religion, Learning and Science in the Abbasid PeriodFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:612 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 1.38 inShipping dimensions:612 pages, 8.98 X 5.98 X 1.38 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521028876

ISBN - 13:9780521028875

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