May 18, 2009 Posted by tahir in Books

Still to be Translated...

There are far more Arabic manuscripts in existence from medieval Islam than from the Roman and Greek world. Thousands of Arabic texts are still un-translated, lying in archives and libraries across the West and the East. Such as Al-Kindi’s treatise on frequency analysis, which was first located a few years ago in Ottoman archives in Istanbul. These documents are regarded as historical, and are valued for the antiquity, but are not studied for their own merit. What a great shame that is.