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Science and civilization in Islam
 9781930637153

Table of contents :
Frontmatter
INTRODUCTION (page 21)
CHAPTER ONE The Universal Figures of Islamic Science (page 41)
CHAPTER TWO The Basis of the Teaching System and the Educational Institutions (page 59)
CHAPTER THREE Cosmology, Cosmography, Geography, and Natural History (page 92)
CHAPTER FOUR Physics (page 126)
CHAPTER FIVE Mathematics (page 146)
CHAPTER SIX Astronomy (page 168)
CHAPTER SEVEN Medicine (page 184)
CHAPTER EIGHT The Sciences of Man (page 230)
CHAPTER NINE The Alchemical Tradition (page 242)
CHAPTER TEN Islamic Alchemy and its Influence in the Western World (page 283)
CHAPTER ELEVEN Philosophy (page 293)
CHAPTER TWELVE The Controversies of Philosophy and Theology - The Latter Schools of Philosophy (page 305)
CHAPTER THIRTEEN The Gnostic Tradition (page 337)
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 355)
INDEX (page 363)

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SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION IN ISLAM

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