Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A digital corpus for Greco-Arabic studies

 [First posted in AWOL 17 February 2014, updated 19 April 2017]

A digital corpus for Greco-Arabic studies
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Between the 8th and 10th centuries AD, hundreds of Greek philosophical and scientific works were translated into Arabic. These translations exerted immense influence on the development of philosophy and science in the Islamic world and, through a later process of translation and transmission, in the Latin West as well. We propose to establish a new foundation for the study of this crucial period of Classical influence on the Islamic world by creating a large-scale corpus of digital texts and new tools to study them. We also aim to enhance scholarly communication by forging new connections between classicists and Arabists from the Middle East and the United States.
For access to reading aids, view the texts in Firefox with the Alpheios Tools installed. 

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