Transmission of Texts from Greek and Roman through Arabicby Barbara Buehner
Toledo, reconquered from the Arabs in 1085, was for two hundred years a center in which Latin, Greek and Arabic were all in use, and where many Latin translations from Arabic were made. Norman Sicily was another important transmission center.
The objective of this curriculum unit is to have students trace the work of a Greek or Roman writer through the Middle Ages to discover the importance of Arabic translation centers for the European Renaissance.
Download files for this resource:
Buehner Unit PDF
Recommended by: UM CMENAS
Length: Five classroom periods
Year Produced: 2002
Material: Text, resource listsBasic Concepts: Culture and Society
Disciplines: History and Social Studies
Fields: Bibliography, Student Readings, Web Links Directory
Time Periods: Pre-Modern
Levels: High School (9-12)