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This book begins with a discussion of the contribution of the areas of al-Raqqa (Kallinikos) and Diyar Mudar for translations into the Arabic language; it also covers the importance of Christian monasteries in the region of the Jazira for the history of translations into Greek.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-150-8
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Feb 2,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 240
Language: Arabic
ISBN: 978-1-60724-150-8
$169.00
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This book begins with a discussion of the contribution of the areas of al-Raqqa (Kallinikos) and Diyar Mudar for translations into the Arabic language; the importance of Christian monasteries in the region of the Jazira for the history of translation of Greek receives special emphasis. Al-Hamad also discusses some of the most important Syriac translators: Peter of Kallinikos, Sergios of Resh‘ayna, Severos Sebokht and Jacob of Edessa, in addition to the translational activities which took place in the Umayyad period as well as during the Caliphates of al-Mansur, al-Rashid, al-Ma’mun. Each of the book’s remaining three sections is devoted to profiling an important figure in Arabic science: Muhammad b. Musa al-Khawarizmi, Thabit b. Qurra and Muhammad b. Jabir al-Batani al-Raqqi. In the case of each scholar, the significance of their connection to the region of the Jazira and their connection to Syriac scholarship in their intellectual formation and production is highlighted.

This book begins with a discussion of the contribution of the areas of al-Raqqa (Kallinikos) and Diyar Mudar for translations into the Arabic language; the importance of Christian monasteries in the region of the Jazira for the history of translation of Greek receives special emphasis. Al-Hamad also discusses some of the most important Syriac translators: Peter of Kallinikos, Sergios of Resh‘ayna, Severos Sebokht and Jacob of Edessa, in addition to the translational activities which took place in the Umayyad period as well as during the Caliphates of al-Mansur, al-Rashid, al-Ma’mun. Each of the book’s remaining three sections is devoted to profiling an important figure in Arabic science: Muhammad b. Musa al-Khawarizmi, Thabit b. Qurra and Muhammad b. Jabir al-Batani al-Raqqi. In the case of each scholar, the significance of their connection to the region of the Jazira and their connection to Syriac scholarship in their intellectual formation and production is highlighted.

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