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On occasion of the 464th anniversary of the death of Copernicus.   Figure 1. Portrait of Copernicus (beginning of the 16th century). (Source)   Since the 50s of the 20th century, historians of science endeavored to document the...
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This new book by George Saliba describes the rise and fall of the Islamic scientific tradition, and the relationship of Islamic science to European science during the Renaissance. The author outlines the conventional accounts of Islamic science, then discusses their shortcomings and proposes an...
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