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Libraries in Iraq: Iraqi Librarians, House of Wisdom, Iraq National Library and Archive, Library of Ashurbanipal, Saad Eskander
Chapters: Iraqi Librarians, House of Wisdom, Iraq National Library and Archive, Library of Ashurbanipal, Saad Eskander. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The House of Wisdom...
Chapters: Iraqi Librarians, House of Wisdom, Iraq National Library and Archive, Library of Ashurbanipal, Saad Eskander. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The House of Wisdom (Arabic: ; Bait al-Hikma) was a library and translation institute in Abbassid-era Baghdad, Iraq. It was a key institution in the Translation Movement and considered to have been a major intellectual center of the Islamic Golden Age. The House of Wisdom acted as a society founded by Abbasid caliphs Harun al-Rashid and culminating with his son al-Ma'mun, who reigned from 813833 CE and is credited with its institution. Mamun is also credited with bringing most of the well known scholars from around the globe to share information ideas and culture in the House of Wisdom Based in Baghdad from the 9th to 13th centuries, many of the most learned Muslim scholars were part of this excellent research and educational institute. The term house of wisdom is a calque of Persian Sassanians' designation for a library. It was modeled on that of the Sassanians, had the purpose of translating books from Persian to Arabic, and also of preservation of translated books. In the reign of al-Ma'mun, observatories were set up, and The House was an unrivalled center for the study of humanities and for Islamic science, including Islamic mathematics, Islamic astronomy, Islamic medicine, Islamic alchemy and chemistry, zoology and Islamic geography. Drawing on Persian, Indian and Greek textsincluding those of Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Hippocrates, Euclid, Plotinus, Galen, Sushruta, Charaka, Aryabhata, Socrates and Brahmaguptathe scholars accumulated a great collection of world knowledge, and built on it through their own discoveries. Baghdad was known as the world's richest city and centre for intellec...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=410424
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