Commentaries and Originality in Later Islamic Astronomy

George Saliba, Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science, Columbia University

George Saliba is the author of some eight books and more than a hundred articles including: Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (2007); European Libraries (1999); A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam (1994); and "Greek Astronomy and the Arabic Scientific Tradition" in American Scientist (2002).

This is the keynote address for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - John E. Sawyer Seminar titled Rationalist Sciences II: The History of Science in the Post-Classical Period (Astronomy, Optics, Life Sciences, and Mathematics) sponsored by the Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis.

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