Sunday, May 27, 2012

India And The Golden Age Of Islam

India And The Golden Age Of Islam
By Arif Mohammed Khan
The general perception about the scientific achievements of this period is that the Arabs undertook translation of Greek texts that had not been accessible to academics after the Byzantine emperor Justinian had closed down the 900 year old Academy of Plato in 529 and unleashed persecution against the pagan (i.e. the non-Christian) scientists. This knowledge later travelled to Europe via Arabs, and Europe came to claim it to be its own heritage.

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