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dc.contributor.authorAbdalla, Mohamaden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T14:35:25Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T14:35:25Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2009-12-16T07:11:42Z
dc.identifier.issn08288666en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/eb018895en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/27637
dc.description.abstractIslamic science was originally viewed as mere translator and transmitter of Greek, Indian and pre-Islamic Persian science. Recent research has shifted our understanding of Islam's contribution to what is now called "the exact sciences." We now know that Islamic science "was even richer and more profound than we had previously thought." A substantial amount of genuine science was done in Islam, it predated similar discoveries in the West, and it also impacted upon the Renaissance. For example, in the late 1950's, E. S. Kennedy and his students at the American University of Beirut discovered an important work of a fourteenth century Muslim astronomer by the name of Ibn al-Shatir. This discovery showed that Ibn al-Shatir's astronomical inventions were the same type of mechanism used by Copernicus a few centuries later," and may have played a key role in the Copernican revolution. Consequently, an unprecedented acceleration of research into Islamic science started from the 1950s onwards. Recently, historian of Islamic science George Saliba was able to show that one of Copernicus's Muslim contemporaries - Kliafri - was a "brilliant astronomer, whose ability to work with the mathematics of his time is unsurpassed, including that of Copernicus," and that he could use mathematics much more fluently, and much more competently, than Copernicus could do.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom, Canadaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://info.emeraldinsight.com/products/journals/journals.htm?PHPSESSID=e0cljps4s93qhioukll7aggaj2&id=Hen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom26en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto57en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3/4en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHumanomicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode440205en_US
dc.titleThe Fate of Islamic Science Between the Eleventh and Sixteenth Centuries: A Comprehensive Review of Scholarship from Ibn Khaldun to the Presenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justiceen_US
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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