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Arabic Tradition, Translation
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Between the late 8th and early 11th c. CE, mostly Christian Syriac- and Arabic-speaking scholars in the cultural centers of the ʿAbbāsid Empire (749-1249), especially the capital Baghdad, translated the bulk of Greek philosophical and scientific literature available to them into Arabic. This lemma explains the history and im…

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Uwe Vagelpohl, “Arabic Tradition, Translation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000380>
First published online: 2013

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