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August 01, 2007
New podcast mini–series
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/more/medislam/
A new podcast mini-series is up, this one related to Peter Pormann’s new book on Medieval Islamic Medicine:
Lot’s of stuff covered in this one, but it’s very interesting. There’s a good discussion in episode 3 on Baghdad and its importance in the translation of Greek and other learning into Arabic, and thus by a process of the spread of ideas back to europe. Considering the current state of that city it’s good to be reminded of its critical role as a hub of knowledge and learning.
Anyway, hope you enjoy it!