An illustrated talk by George Saliba, Professor Emeritus of Arabic and Islamic Science, Columbia University. Dr. Saliba will speak on the development of scientific ideas from late antiquity until early modern times, with special focus on planetary theories that were developed within Islamic civilization and their impact on early European astronomy.
Dr. Saliba is the author of several publications on the origins and influence of Arabic and Islamic science and the recipient of numerous awards, fellowships and honors.
Co-sponsored by the Princeton Middle East Society and the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice at Princeton University.
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