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By Dimitri Gutas

From the center of the 8th century to the 10th century, just about all non-literary and non-historical secular Greek books, together with such various themes as astrology, alchemy, physics, botany and drugs, that weren't on hand in the course of the jap Byzantine Empire and the close to East, have been translated into Arabic.
Greek suggestion, Arabic Culture explores the main social, political and ideological elements that occasioned the exceptional translation circulate from Greek into Arabic in Baghdad, the newly based capital of the Arab dynasty of the 'Abbasids', in the course of the first centuries in their rule. Dimitri Gutas attracts upon the previous old and philological scholarship in Greco-Arabic stories and the learn of medieval translations of secular Greek works into Arabic and analyses the social and historic purposes for this phenomenon.
Dimitri Gutas presents a stimulating, erudite and well-documented survey of this key circulation within the transmission of historic Greek tradition to the center Ages.

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