Charles Burnett

Prof. Charles Burnett is currently a Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute, University of London. His previous appointments and distinctions include visiting Professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich; distinguished Visiting Professor in Medieval Studies, University of California in Berkeley; and lecturer in the History of Islamic Influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute, University of London. Professor Burnett has several research interests in the transmission of learning from the Arabic world to the West in the Middle Ages and Renaissance and in the history of music theory and Christian culture in China and Japan in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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By Professor Charles Burnett* Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. The controversial context of the debate 3. Academic evaluation 4. Critical evaluation 5. Conclusion * * * The original form of this article was delivered as a lecture at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC, on 23 October...
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Figure 1-2: Professor Charles Burnett presenting his lecture in the "1001 Inventions" conference. © FSTC 2010. The Islamic realms served as a crucible for scientific learning from the ancient Greek world in the West and from China, India and...
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Prof. Charles Burnett*   Figure 1. Prof. Charles Burnett during his speech in 1001 Inventions Conference.   The article is originally a talk presented at the international conference 1001 Inventions: Discover the Muslim Heritage in our...
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by Charles Burnett, Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe Warburg Institute,University of London   In 1202 the first edition appeared of what has been regarded as the most important mathematical text of the Middle Ages—the Liber abbaci of Leonardo of Pisa, known as...
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Imagine a period in history, a time when Arab and Islamic cultures were at their zenith, renowned for their learning and scholarship. Aspiring scholars from the world over, flocked to these centres to get the best education money could buy.  Figure 1:...
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