Tracing the Impact of Latin Translations of Arabic Texts on European Society

Tracing the Impact of Latin Translations of Arabic Texts on European Society

In this article, Professor Charles Burnett, a world expert in the history of Islamic influences in Europe at The Warburg Institute (London University), retraces the impact the Latin translations of Arabic texts of science and philosophy had on the intellectual progress of Europe in the decisive period that preceded and prepared the Renaissance. The article is based on an interview conducted with him in 2004.

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