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Menageries of the mind : A view From the Bridge - Nature Books and Arts blog
review of "a small, beautifully curated exhibition at the British Library" “Ursus múrmurat: The bear grumbleth”.
animals  BritishLibrary  exhibition  NatureJournal 
august 2015 by pierredv
How 1,000 years of Arabic scholarship advanced scientific debate – in pictures | Higher Education Network | The Guardian
"From the 9th to the 19th centuries, scholars and scribes used Arabic as a lingua franca to debate scientific ideas. Arabic-speaking scholars translated classical Greek, Persian and even Sanskrit texts on topics such as medicine, mathematics and astronomy. These scholars went far beyond translation and preservation and fostered a unique and vibrant scientific culture within the Arabic-speaking world. The British Library and Qatar Foundation have joined forces to launch a new bilingual online portal, the Qatar Digital Library, providing free access to 25,000 pages of fascinating medieval Arabic manuscript. Here’s a selection of some of the most influential scientific texts in history"
theguardian  arabic  BritishLibrary  QutarFoundation  QutarDigitalLibrary  scholarship  history  manuscripts 
october 2014 by pierredv

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