The heritage of technological know-how is one among wisdom being handed from neighborhood to group over millions of years, and this is often the vintage account of the main influential of those pursuits -how Hellenistic technology handed to the Arabs the place it took on a brand new lifestyles and ended in the advance of Arab astronomy and medication, which flourished within the courts of the Muslim international and later handed directly to medieval Europe. beginning with the increase of Hellenism in Asia within the wake of the campaigns of Alexander the nice, O'Leary bargains with the Greek legacy of technological know-how, philosophy, arithmetic, and medication and follows it because it travels around the close to East propelled by means of faith, exchange, and conquest. Dealing intensive with Christianity as a Hellenizing strength, the impression of the Nestorians and the Monophysites, Indian impacts via land and sea, and the increase of Buddhism, O'Leary then makes a speciality of the advance of technological know-how in the course of the Baghdad Khalifate, the interpretation of Greek clinical fabric into Arabic, and the influence it had at the background of medication, technology, and old geography, in addition to the historical past of the Arab global.
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