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George Saliba

George Saliba, is professor of Arabic and Islamic Science at Columbia University, and was a Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress in 2005-2006. He has been a visiting professor at several universities in the US, Europe and the Middle East, and has lectured at more than a hundred international conferences and venues on four continents. He has published more than eight books and close to two hundred articles dealing with Arabic/Islamic science and Technology and its relationship to Renaissance Europe. His more recent works include: Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance, MIT Press (2007), A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam (NYU Press 1995), Rethinking the Roots of Modern Science: Arabic Manuscripts in European Libraries, (Georgetown University, 1999), “Greek Astronomy and the Medieval Arabic Tradition,” American Scientist, 2002, and “Islam and Modern Science: Lessons from the Past,” Oxygen: La Scienza per Tutti, April 2008.

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