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Resources from the National Library of Israel, Jerusalem

#art islamic art Apr 01, 2022

Dear Readers

This might be a useful resource on Islamic Art who wish to study documents in and around the history of Islamic Art. An unlikely resource but nonetheless very valuable.

Quoted from the sight:

"Islamic scholars were the primary inheritors of the rich Hellenistic mathematical and scientific tradition. The works of Euclid (323-283 BCE), Archimedes (287-212 BCE), Ptolemy (100-170 CE), and other thinkers were translated, studied, copied, and commented upon for generations; it was in this form that their ideas were first encountered by European Christians in the later Middle Ages, rather than in the Greek or Latin originals. The most productive period of translation of scientific and other works occurred during the Abbasid dynasty. In the cosmopolitan setting of their newly founded capital of Baghdad, the Abbasid caliphs initiated a grandiose scholarly enterprise, and beginning in the late eighth century nearly all extant classical Greek sources were translated into Arabic by both Muslim and Christian scholars, defining the intellectual horizons for Muslims, Christians, and Jews up to the dawn of modernity."



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