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Adelard of Bath
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This English translator and natural philosopher was a Benedict, who lived between 1070 and 1160 and was probably from Bath, to which he returned in 1130; he studied in Tours, probably taught in Laon, and undertook extensive journeys in the Mediterranean region, where he became acquainted with Arab science. His chief merit consists in his mediation of ancient and Arab natural philosophy of Antiquity to the West. He translated Euclid's Elements, the introduction to astrology by Abu Mashar, and the astronomical tables of al-Khwarizmi from the Arabic in…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Adelard of Bath”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_00163>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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