Monday, June 18, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 12th sacred

Adelard of Bath, d. 1144
- an example of the Western scholar who were intensely curious about all the Greek learning that had been preserved by the Moslems - he translated many Arabic works into Latin so that
they could be used in the West, especially Euclid’s Elements (on geometry and math) and an Arabic work on arithmetic that used Arabic numerals (thereby introducing them to Europe)
- other translators provided Latin versions of works on science, logic, algebra, astrology and medicine

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