Late Arabic Scientific Commentaries Their Role and their Originality Works of Shams al-Din al-Khafri (1550 C.E./956 A.H.) الأصالة والإبداع العلمي في الشروح والتعليقات لعلمية المتأخرة في الحضارة الإسلامية - النسخة
From the book: A lecture entitled "The Role and Originalilty of Late Arabic Scientific Commentaries" took place on 4th April 2014 at fal-Furqan's headquarters in London and was delivered by the prominent scholar George Saliba, Professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at Columbia University in the city of New York.
In this vibrant lecture Professor Saliba gave an insightful view on the scientific importance of the commentaries with a special focus on the field of astronomy produce between the 13th and the 16th century. Consider to be the Late Classical period of Islamic civilization, which has not received the scholarly attention it deserves.
He demonstrated that particular commentaries that were produced did not only produce new scientific thinking but also produced a level of astronomical mathematical sophistication that could outmatch any of the earlier works that were produced within the Islamic Civilization and could in some instances even outmatch the contemporary scientific works that were produced in Europe at the time.