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Success and Suppression

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance

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$61.50 • £49.95 • €55.50

ISBN 9780674971585

Publication Date: 11/28/2016


688 pages

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

6 halftones

I Tatti Studies in Italian Renaissance History


  • List of Figures and Tables*
  • Preface
  • Note on Terminology, Orthography, and Transliteration
  • I. The Presence of Arabic Traditions
    • 1. Introduction: Editions and Curricula
    • 2. Bio-Bibliography: A Canon of Learned Men
    • 3. Philology: Translators’ Programs and Techniques
  • II. Greeks versus Arabs
    • 4. Materia medica: Humanists on Laxatives
    • 5. Philosophy: Averroes’s Partisans and Enemies
    • 6. Astrology: Ptolemy against the Arabs
    • 7. Conclusion
  • Appendix: The Availability of Arabic Authors in Latin Editions of the Renaissance
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index of Names
  • General Index
  • * Figures and Tables
    • Figures
      • Figure 1. Avicenna, Qānūn, with interlinear Latin translation by Girolamo Ramusio, f. 169v.
      • Figure 2. Leonhart Fuchs, De historia stirpium commentarii insignes (Basel, 1542, repr. Stanford, 1999), 446, 447
      • Figure 3. Joachim Camerarius (the Younger), De plantis epitome utilissima Petri Andreae Matthioli (Frankfurt am Main, 1586), 538, 539
      • Figure 4. Triumph of Thomas Aquinas: panel painting in the Dominican cloister San Marco, Florence (mid-fifteenth century)
      • Figure 5. Triumph of Thomas Aquinas: Thomas Aquinas, In decem libros Ethicorum Aristotelis profundissima commentaria (Venice, 1526 or 1531), f. 1r
      • Figure 6. Giambattista Riccioli, Almagestum novum astronomiam veterem novamque complectens (Bologna, 1651), 7.5, 672
    • Tables
      • Table 1. Printed Latin editions of Arabic authors before 1700
      • Table 2. Renaissance Latin translations of Arabic sciences and philosophy (1450–1700)
      • Table 3. The monograph on Senna in Pseudo-Mesue’s De simplicibus
      • Table 4. Astrological histories from Pierre d’Ailly to Giambattista Riccioli

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