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Greek thought, Arabic culture [electronic resource] : the Graeco-Arabic translation movement in Baghdad and early �Abb�asid society (2nd-4th/8th-10th centuries) / Dimitri Gutas.

By: Gutas, Dimitri.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 230 p.).ISBN: 9781134926350 (electronic bk.); 1134926359 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Civilization, Arab -- Greek influences | Greek language -- Translating into Arabic -- History | Translating and interpreting -- Islamic Empire | Islamic Empire -- Intellectual life | Islamic Empire -- History -- 750-1258 | Wetenschappelijke teksten | Vertalingen | Grieks | Arabisch | Abbasiden | Antike | Islam | Rezeption | Geschichte | Literatur | �Ubersetzung | Griechisch | Bagdad | Arabisch | Araber | Civilisation arabe -- Influence grecque | Grec (langue) -- Traduction en arabe -- Histoire | Philosophie islamique -- Influence classique | Philosophie islamique -- Influence iranienne | Empire islamique -- Vie intellectuelle | Empire islamique -- 750-1258 | HISTORY / WorldGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Greek thought, Arabic culture.DDC classification: 909/.0974927 Other classification: 02.01 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The background of the translation movement: material, human, and cultural resources -- Al-Man�s�ur: early �Abb�asid imperial ideology and the translation movement -- Al-Madh�i and his sons: social and religious discourse and the translation movement -- Al-Ma�m�un: domestic and foreign policies and the translation movement -- Translation in the service of applied and theoretical knowledge -- Patrons, translators, translation -- Translation and history: developments from the translation movement -- Appendix. Greek words translated into Arabic. A bibliographical guide by subject.
Summary: "With the accession of the Arab dynasty of the 'Abbasids to power and the foundation of Baghdad, a Graeco-Arabic translation movement was initiated, and by the end of the tenth century, almost all scientific and philosophical secular Greek works that were available in late antiquity had been translated into Arabic. This book explores the social, political and ideological factors operative in early 'Abbasid society that sustained the translation movement." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0648/97042761-d.html.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-215) and indexes.

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The background of the translation movement: material, human, and cultural resources -- Al-Man�s�ur: early �Abb�asid imperial ideology and the translation movement -- Al-Madh�i and his sons: social and religious discourse and the translation movement -- Al-Ma�m�un: domestic and foreign policies and the translation movement -- Translation in the service of applied and theoretical knowledge -- Patrons, translators, translation -- Translation and history: developments from the translation movement -- Appendix. Greek words translated into Arabic. A bibliographical guide by subject.

"With the accession of the Arab dynasty of the 'Abbasids to power and the foundation of Baghdad, a Graeco-Arabic translation movement was initiated, and by the end of the tenth century, almost all scientific and philosophical secular Greek works that were available in late antiquity had been translated into Arabic. This book explores the social, political and ideological factors operative in early 'Abbasid society that sustained the translation movement."

http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0648/97042761-d.html.

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Greek thought, Arabic culture by Gutas, Dimitri. ©1998
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