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Warriors of the CloistersThe Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World$
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Christopher I. Beckwith

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691155319

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Chapter One Introduction
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Warriors of the Cloisters
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Christopher I. Beckwith

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.003.0001

This book investigates how the recursive argument method, the actual medieval “scientific method,” was transmitted along with the college to medieval Western Europe from Classical Arabic civilization, and how the Muslims of Central Asia had earlier adopted both from Buddhist Central Asian civilization. It analyzes the recursive argument method and gives examples showing its formation and development at each stage and in each of the relevant languages. This chapter considers the recursive argument method and related issues, especially the colleges, in the context of the full scientific culture that developed in medieval Western Europe in connection with the transmission of these two cultural elements.

Keywords:   recursive argument method, scientific method, colleges, medieval Western Europe, Classical Arabic civilization, Muslims, Central Asia, Buddhist Central Asian civilization, full scientific culture

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