Estudiosos en la "Casa de la sabiduría", importante biblioteca, escuela de traducción e instituto de investigación establecida en Bagdad  en la época Abasí. Manuscrito con pintura (1237)

Estudiosos en la "Casa de la sabiduría", importante biblioteca, escuela de traducción e instituto de investigación establecida en Bagdad en la época Abasí. Manuscrito con pintura (1237)

House of Wisdom - 13th century Arabic translation of Materia Medica.  The House of Wisdom included a society of scientists and academics, a translation department and a library that preserved the knowledge acquired by the Abbasids over the centuries. Furthermore, linked to it were also astronomical observatories and other major experimental endeavors. Indeed, the House of Wisdom was much more than ...

House of Wisdom - 13th century Arabic translation of Materia Medica. The House of Wisdom included a society of scientists and academics, a translation department and a library that preserved the knowledge acquired by the Abbasids over the centuries. Furthermore, linked to it were also astronomical observatories and other major experimental endeavors. Indeed, the House of Wisdom was much more than ...

House of Wisdom - Al-Idrisi's map of the world (12th). Note South is on top.

House of Wisdom - Al-Idrisi's map of the world (12th). Note South is on top.

The House of Wisdom was a library and translation institute in Baghdad, Iraq.Along with all other libraries in Baghdad, the House of Wisdom was destroyed during the Mongol invasion of Baghdad, in 1258. The waters of the Tigris ran black for 6 months with ink from the books flung into the river. The amt. of knowledge lost that year is indescribable. Most people are familiar with the destruction of the library of Alexandria, but few know about the loss of the House of Wisdom.

The House of Wisdom was a library and translation institute in Baghdad, Iraq.Along with all other libraries in Baghdad, the House of Wisdom was destroyed during the Mongol invasion of Baghdad, in 1258. The waters of the Tigris ran black for 6 months with ink from the books flung into the river. The amt. of knowledge lost that year is indescribable. Most people are familiar with the destruction of the library of Alexandria, but few know about the loss of the House of Wisdom.

The House of wisdom Baghdad. At the House of Wisdom, scholars of many nationalities and religions translated into Arabic, Greek, Persian and Indian works on mathematics, logic, astronomy, philosophy and the exact sciences, and wrote commentaries on those texts as well as original works of their own.

The House of wisdom Baghdad. At the House of Wisdom, scholars of many nationalities and religions translated into Arabic, Greek, Persian and Indian works on mathematics, logic, astronomy, philosophy and the exact sciences, and wrote commentaries on those texts as well as original works of their own.

The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili.  Available in the Valencia West Campus Library.

The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili. Available in the Valencia West Campus Library.

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