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George Malagaris


This book places Biruni in his historical and cultural context within the long-term history of medieval Eurasia. It outlines the course of Biruni’s life, clarifying key questions about his associations, travels, and patrons. Following an overview of Biruni’s chief interests, it details his major works to illustrate the breadth of Biruni’s output and his intellectual approach, especially his attention to language, esteem for knowledge, and commitment to objective truth. An account of his institutional context and relationships elucidates his friendships and rivalries, notably with Avicenna. The ... More

Keywords: Medieval Eurasia, History of Science, Intellectual History, Islamic Studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190124021
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190124021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Malagaris, author
Research Fellow and Dean of Scholars, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies