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'Arabic in Britain': the Royal Society, Arab and Islamic astronomy, and the Arabic language

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October
052007

13:00 - 14:00

Location

The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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Dr Rim Turkmani, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow, Imperial College London
 

By the Society's foundation in 1660, Britain had become the European centre for the study of Arabic, the key to unlocking the influx of knowledge from the Arab and Islamic world. This talk, with a focus on astronomy, will examine this interest in Arabic, highlighting the Arabic books and manuscripts in the Society's Library. 

'Arabic in Britain': the Royal Society, Arab and Islamic astronomy, and the Arabic language The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK