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Author Gutas, Dimitri.
Title Greek thought, Arabic culture : the Graeco-Arabic translation movement in Baghdad and early ʻAbbāsid society (2nd-4th/8th-10th centuries) / Dimitri Gutas.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.

Author Gutas, Dimitri.
Subject Civilization, Arab -- Greek influences.
Greek language -- Translating into Arabic -- History.
Translating and interpreting -- Islamic Empire.
Islamic Empire -- Intellectual life.
Islamic Empire -- History -- 750-1258.
Arab World.
Greek World.
Science -- history.
Islam -- history.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 230 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-215) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents The background of the translation movement: material, human, and cultural resources -- Al-Manṣūr: early ʻAbbāsid imperial ideology and the translation movement -- Al-Madhī and his sons: social and religious discourse and the translation movement -- Al-Maʼmūn: 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."
ISBN 9781134926350 (electronic bk.)
1134926359 (electronic bk.)
0415061326 (hb)
0415061334 (pbk.)
OCLC # 70768786
Additional Format Print version: Gutas, Dimitri. Greek thought, Arabic culture. London ; New York : Routledge, 1998 (DLC) 97042761

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