By Dimitri Gutas
From the center of the 8th century to the 10th century, just about all non-literary and non-historical secular Greek books, together with such varied themes as astrology, alchemy, physics, botany and medication, that weren't on hand in the course of the jap Byzantine Empire and the close to East, have been translated into Arabic.
Greek concept, Arabic Culture explores the most important social, political and ideological components that occasioned the remarkable translation move from Greek into Arabic in Baghdad, the newly based capital of the Arab dynasty of the 'Abbasids', throughout the first centuries in their rule. Dimitri Gutas attracts upon the previous old and philological scholarship in Greco-Arabic experiences and the learn of medieval translations of secular Greek works into Arabic and analyses the social and old purposes for this phenomenon.
Dimitri Gutas offers a stimulating, erudite and well-documented survey of this key flow within the transmission of historic Greek tradition to the center a long time.
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