Posts made in January, 2017

Al-Kindi’s Role in the Transmission of Greek Knowledge to the Arabs* / dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Library | Comments Off on Al-Kindi’s Role in the Transmission of Greek Knowledge to the Arabs* / dr. Matti Moosa

[Page 1] The information compiled by ancient and modern writers on the life and works of Abu Yusuf Ya’qub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi, the only Muslim philosopher of Arab descent, is abundant, but not always consistent. The reader who is interested in the life and works of this eminent learned man is baffled by the evident discrepancies in the dates of his birth and death, particularly those given by modern writers (1). Despite these contradictory dates, [2] it is certain that al-Kindi flourished in the first half of the ninth century and was a contemporary of three Abbasid Caliphs, namely...

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“BAREFOOT AND NAKED”: WHAT DID THE BEDOUIN OF THE ARAB CONQUESTS LOOK LIKE?
Author(s): PATRICIA CRONE


Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Library | Comments Off on “BAREFOOT AND NAKED”: WHAT DID THE BEDOUIN OF THE ARAB CONQUESTS LOOK LIKE?
Author(s): PATRICIA CRONE


PATRICIA CRONE “BAREFOOT AND NAKED”: WHAT DID THE BEDOUIN OF THE ARAB CONQUESTS LOOK LIKE? The Syriac churchman Bar Penkaye, who wrote about familiar from Lawrence of Arabia and countless Holly 690, held the Arab invaders to have been “naked men wood films; but as far as the bedouin of pre-Islamic riding without armor or shield.”1 In the same vein Arabia are concerned, it would seem that we are wrong. Michael the Syrian (d. 1199) reports that a certain Though “naked” may be a little hyperbolic, both liter Hiran sent by the last Sasanid emperor to spy on...

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