TEMA: Ciencia en al-Ándalus

Ciencia, religión y cultura en al-Ándalus.

Mònica Rius Piniés

ABSTRACT

This article proposes a methodological debate over concepts such as «science» and «originality». In order to assess the importance of Moorish science and discern what place is held exactly by the history of knowledge, it is necessary to perform in-depth analysis of the context in which it arose, ascertain the influences exerted upon it, determine the quality and innovation of its contributions, and assess the impact it had at both a local and global level. Context determines not only the vision of the universe arising from a specific culture, but also the concept of science with which it is instilled. In this case, Moorish science is a medieval science that arose within an Arabo-Islamic religious and political context which must basically be studied with complete dependence upon written texts, and a gender and class bias which must be constantly revised.

KEYWORDS

Moorish, Moorish science, science, astronomy, Al-Andalus, methodology.

Número 17-18
1er y 2o semestre de 2018
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MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS EXTERIORES Y COOPERACIÓN. Aecid.JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍACOMUNIDAD DE MADRID. La Suma de Todos.Ayuntamiento de MadridAyuntamiento de Córdoba