Broadcast date: February 18, 2010
Download MP3 or listen here: [audio:https://insideislam.wisc.edu/audio/hoe100429k.mp3]
What do algebra, algorithms, and eyeglasses have in common? All of them were developed by medieval Muslims. The Islamic empire and its scientists were once at the forefront of scientific development. Why was there a decline in the Muslim world after a glorious past? Can science be a place for interfaith dialogues? This radio episode explores the past, present and future of the role of science in the Muslim world.
- George Saliba: Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science at Columbia University, author of Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance
- Ehasan Masood, author of Science & Islam: A History
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- George Saliba on his book
- Lecture by George Saliba: Islam & the transformation of Greek Science (video)
- Lecture by George Saliba: Arabic Islamic Science And The Making Of European Renaissance (video)
- Ehasan Masood’s essays
- Review of Ehasan Masood’s book
- Islam and Science special from the journal Nature (with interactive timeline and map)
- Islam and Science, a documentary by BBC (video)