Dropsie College Theses
Abraham Savasorda and His So-Called Encyclopedia: The Yesode Ha-Tebunah U-Migdal Ha-Emunah, Its Influence Upon the Development of European Mathematics and Its Place in the History of Mathematics
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Solomon L. Skoss
The latter part of the eleventh century brought with it the end of the golden age of Muslim science.1 The virtual Muslim monopoly on learning and science was finally terminated in this period of Omar Khayyam. At the end of this century, one may recognize one of the great turning points in the history of science and civilization...The integration and absorption of much of the Jewish and Muslim culture by the western world led to the complete hegemony of Christian Europe, and, in turn, to the secular basis of science and learning as it is known today.
Levey, Martin, "Abraham Savasorda and His So-Called Encyclopedia: The Yesode Ha-Tebunah U-Migdal Ha-Emunah, Its Influence Upon the Development of European Mathematics and Its Place in the History of Mathematics" (1952). Dropsie College Theses. 90.
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Library at the Katz Center - Archives Room Manuscript. QA32.A3 L48 1952.