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Success and Suppression

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance

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$67.00 • £58.95 • €60.95

ISBN 9780674971585

Publication Date: 11/28/2016


688 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 halftones

Villa I Tatti > I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History


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The fruits of Hasse’s groundbreaking research are now available to a wide readership in [this] lucid and well-documented monograph that offers a nuanced, convincing, and utterly captivating narrative… This is an imminently important and enjoyable book… In a field where he has been a pioneer, Hasse does justice to the complex circumstances which account for the presence or absence of Arabic theories.—Anna A. Akasoy, Intellectual History of the Islamicate World

A must-read for people working on the histories of philosophy, medicine, or science in Renaissance Italy. In this important book, Hasse challenges a reigning paradigm in Renaissance studies, documenting the continuing centrality of the Arabic tradition in Italy and the complex interactions of humanism and Arabism in scientific and philosophical teaching and debates.—Katharine Park, Harvard University

Success and Suppression is rich not only in its coverage of topics, but also in the variety of sources consulted and implications pursued. No matter which approach one takes or what background one brings to this book, the very exercise of reading it will bring unmitigated pleasure, if for no other reason than the vast tour d’horizon Hasse offers to the reader.—George Saliba, Columbia University

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