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‘Spiritual Physick’

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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... ideas were influenced by Aristotle, as is evident from his treatise On the Number of Books by Aristotle and What is Needed to Learn Philosophy. But he was also influenced by the Neoplatonists Porphyry and Proclus, the Stoics, John Philoponus...

Arabic Science and the European Renaissance

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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... the work of John of Gmunden (d. 1442), Georg Peurbach (1423–61) and Johannes Regiomontanus (1436–76). John had built astronomical instruments and acquired a large collection of manuscripts, all of which he had bequeathed to the university, thus...

Maragha and Samarkand

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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...Islamic historical writing reached a peak with the work of Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406), whose Muqaddimah (An Introduction to History) was described by Arnold Toynbee as ‘undoubtedly the greatest work of its kind that has ever been created...

The Land of the Greeks

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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...One of the early Islamic scientists, Hunayn ibn Ishaq, writes of going off to bilad-al-Rum, ‘the land of the Greeks’‘the land of the Greeks’, Anawati, DSB, vol. 15, p. 230, where he improved his Greek in order to read scientific manuscripts...

Eugenius III and the Roman Commune

John Doran

John Doran † was Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Chester. His primary research interests were in the history of medieval Rome and the medieval papacy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pope Eugenius III (1145–1153) : The First Cistercian Pope

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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... and even killed pilgrims there.Above, at n. 24. John of Salisbury reported that the Senate would return the regalia only if the pope would ‘assume the burdens of the City’ and pay the salaries of the senators.JS HistPont, 60 c.27. The abolition...

Hair and Social Class

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... survey of sumptuary legislation, see John Block Friedman , “Coats, Collars, and Capes: Royal Fashions for Animals in the Early Modern Period,”...

From Baghdad to Central Asia

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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...The translation activities in the Bayt al-Hikma gave rise to a new Arabic science that spread from Baghdad eastward to Central Asia and eventually westward to Africa and Spain, as the equivalent of the Islamic renaissance spread to many...

Fatimid Cairo

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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... The Optics was first translated into Latin in the late twelfth or early thirteenth century, under the titles De aspectibus or Perspectiva. The Perspectiva influenced Roger Bacon, John Pecham and Witelo, all of whom were writing on optics...

‘Abbasid Baghdad

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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... by Alexander of Aphrodisias and John Philoponus. He is credited with the translation of books xiv and xv of Euclid’s Elements, and De Materia Medica of Dioscorides, as well as original treatises on medicine, astronomy, metrology and optics....

Ayyubid and Mamluk Cairo

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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...The Fatimid dynasty came to an end in 1171 with the death of the last caliph, al-’Adid, who was succeeded by Salah al-Din ibn Ayyub (r. 1171–93), a Kurdish military commander known in the West as Saladin, who had taken control of Egypt two...