Islamic civilization served as the main source of science and philosophy for the West for the centuries between 1000 and 1600 CE. During the Renaissance, an influential group of Humanists strove to erase that narrative, promoting instead a fictitious narrative of Western origins directly from Greece and Rome.
Glen Cooper worked on the Islamic Translation Series at BYU’s Maxwell Institute, and then taught Middle Eastern history and history of science at BYU. Cooper received a PhD in the history of Islamic science and culture from Columbia University.
Co-sponsored by Ancient Near Eastern Studies, European Studies, and Middle East Studies/Arabic.