Yeez - thanks for that. I just saw the start and it looks interesting - I'll watch it all when I have time.
Hi zeca., I was actually interested on the works of dr, George Saliba w.r.t Islam ., I was under the impression that you may have already watched some his interviews and his books/publications..
George Saliba (Arabic: جورج صليبا) is a Lebanese-American Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University, New York, USA, where he has been since 1979. Saliba is currently the founding director of the Farouk Jabre Center for Arabic & Islamic Science & Philosophy and the Jabre-Khwarizmi Chair in the History Department.
Saliba was one of the professors named in the 2004 Columbia Unbecoming controversy as allegedly being intimidating or unfair to students with pro-Israel views. A student of his, Lindsay Shrier, claimed that he told her that those with green eyes (like herself) are not racial "Semites", and have no valid national claim to Middle Eastern lands. Saliba claims that this is a fabrication. Saliba rejected the accusation and published a rebuttal in Columbia Spectator on 3 November 2004 to that effect.https://www.columbiaspectator.com/2004/11/03/rebutting-misguided-political-project/
good man but some times he is careless on what he says... but I must say here his books/publications gave wonderful contribution in educating the reader on Islam/Islamic rulers and development of science and technology of that time . A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam
by George Saliba 1995 Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance
by George Saliba 2011crisis-of-the-abbasid-caliphate
by george-saliba 1985
I wonder whether you have read any of his books?? He is the author of
Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (2007);
Rethinking the Roots of Modern Science: Arabic Scientific Manuscripts in European Libraries, Occasional Paper, Center for Contemporary Arabic Studies, Georgetown University (1999);
The Origin and Development of Arabic Scientific Thought (in Arabic, 1998);
A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam (1994);
The Astronomical Work of Mu’ayyadal-Din al-‘Urdi (d. 1266):
A Thirteenth-Century Reform of Ptolemaic Astronomy (1990); From Deferent to Equant: A Volume of Studies in the History of Science in the Ancient and Medieval Near East in Honor of E. S. Kennedy (co-editor, 1987);
The Crisis of The Abbasid Caliphate: An Annotated Translation of Tabari’s caliphate of al-Musta’in and al-Mu’tazz (862 – 869 A.D.) (1985); and Planispheric Astrolabes from the National Museum of American History (coauthor, 1984).