Tradition, Transmission, Transformation: Proceedings of Two Conferences on Pre-Modern Science Held at the University of Oklahoma

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F. Jamil Ragep, Sally P. Ragep, Steven John Livesey
BRILL, 1996 - 591 Seiten
This volume is the outcome of two conferences held at the University of Oklahoma in 1992 and 1993 which dealt with issues of transmission and subsequent cultural transformations that occurred in the pre-modern histories of mathematics and science. Some twenty contributors explore transmission from a variety of perspectives, including the role of language and other facets of culture in the transmission process, the interaction of popular and elite science in transmission, successful and less than successful episodes of scientific appropriation and the role of institutions in this process.
The volume uses the theme of transmission as a way to focus debate on the perennial issue of the continuity and discontinuity of ideas in the history of sciences.
 

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A Preliminary
3
SONJA BRENTJES The Relevance of NonPrimary Sources
10
Jan P HOGENDIJK Transmission Transformation
31
Paul LETTINCK The Transformation of Aristotles Physi
65
MENSO FOLKERTS Regiomontanus Role in the Transmis
89
MICHAEL H SHANK The Classical Scientific Tradition
115
ALEXANDER JONES On Babylonian Astronomy and
139
ALNOOR DHANANI Kalām Atoms and Epicurean Minimal
157
J L BERGGREN Islamic Acquisition of the Foreign
263
DAVID A KING On the Role of the Muezzin and
285
A GEORGE MOLLAND Roger Bacons Appropriation
347
HEINRICH VON STADEN Liminal Perils Early Roman
369
MARINA TOLMACHEVA Intercultural Transmission
419
Arabic Science
441
DAVID PINGREE Indian Reception of Muslim Versions
471
Gary HATFIELD Was the Scientific Revolution Really
489

WILLIAM R NEWMAN The Occult and the Manifest
173
Euclids Elements into Arabic
201
ELAHEH KHEIRANDISH The Arabic Version of Euclid
227
Y Tzvi LANGERMANN Transcriptions of Arabic Treatises
247
PETER BARKER Understanding Change and Continuity
527
Conference Programs
553
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Über den Autor (1996)

F. Jamil Ragep, Ph.D. (1982) in History of Science, Harvard University, is Associate Professor of the History of Science at the University of Oklahoma. Sally P. Ragep, M.Ed. (1980), Boston University, is an educator and media specialist who has extensive experience eproducing graphical materials; she has also done editorial work in both English and Arabic. Her special interest is in the history of science, and she plans to continue work in that area.

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