Article ID: CBB537065613

Teaching the Sciences in Ninth-Century Baghdad as a Question in the History of the Book: The Case of Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb b. Isḥāq al-Kindī (d. after 256/870) (2017)

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This paper raises the question as to what role teaching (teachers, teaching material, orality, students) played in intellectual activities and the codification of those activities into texts and manuscripts with respect to the mathematical sciences and natural philosophy in third/ninth-century Baghdad. This issue is approached via the question of how extant works of that period, which are predominantly seen by modern historians of science either as translations or as newly composed research works, can be identified as having had a teaching function. The question of relevance, organization, and content of teaching in the highly innovative context of the mathematical sciences and natural philosophy of the third/ninth century is historiographically significant beyond the recovery of historical details about texts and their character.

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Authors & Contributors
King, David A.
Bertolacci, Amos
Gierer, Alfred
Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
Kheirandish, Elaheh
Lévy, Tony
Journals
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Suhayl: Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Publishers
Oxford University Press
Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft
Brill
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Concepts
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Medicine
Mathematics
Philosophy
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Cross-cultural interaction; cultural influence
People
al-Kindī, Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqub ibn Isḥāq
Avicenna
Galen
al-Fārābī, Abū Naṣr Muḥammd ibn Muḥammad
Aristotle
Cusanus, Nicolaus
Time Periods
9th century
Medieval
10th century
20th century
15th century
17th century
Places
Baghdad (Iraq)
Middle and Near East
Cairo (Egypt)
Egypt
Florence (Italy)
Institutions
Ikhwān al-Ṣafā (Brethren of Purity)
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