Book Review: Gad Freudenthal: Science in the Medieval Hebrew and Arabic Traditions
Each new volume in Ashgate's Variorum Collected Studies Series provides researchers and the general public an opportunity to access articles written over a long period of time in their "raw" form--just as they first appeared. It is a compromise, of sorts: the writer of the articles does not have to put much time or effort to see his or her work published in one volume; readers do not have to search for scattered articles; and the publisher does not invest greater resources into printing the book. This arrangement has attracted a significant number of historians of science and the Series has been a huge success in terms of its importance for the history of ideas. With the publication of his Science in the Medieval Hebrew and Arabic Traditions Gad Freudenthal has joined such respected names as C. E. Bosworth, Edward S. Kennedy, Franz Rosenthal, A. I. Sabra, and Roshdi Rashed, all of whom have published in this Series.