Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science
|LC Class||Q127.A5 E53 2000|
It is enough to read these lines quoted from Ibn al-Khaldoun: About Arab bedouins, he wrote: The Arab bedouins dominate only of the plains, because they are, by their savage nature, people of pillage and corruption. They pillage everything that they can take without fighting or taking risks, then flee to their refuge in the wilderness, and do not stand and do battle unless in self-defense. So when they encounter any difficulty or obstacle, they leave it alone and look for easier prey. And tribes well-fortified against them on the slopes of the hills escape their corruption and destruction, because they prefer not to climb hills, nor expend effort, nor take risks. to understand Arabs and science are basically two incompatible terms and only recently invented by Petrodollars of The Persian Gulf states in order to create something for their fictitious culture. The Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science is a three-volume encyclopedia covering the history of Arabic contributions to science, mathematics and technology which had a marked influence on the Middle Ages in Europe. It is written by internationally recognized experts in the field and edited by Roshdi Rashed in collaboration with Régis Morelon.
- French edition: "Histoire des sciences arabes", 3 vol., Le Seuil, Paris, 1997, (ISBN 2-02-030355-8).
- Arabic edition: "Mawsu‘a Tarikh al-‘ulum al-‘arabiyya", 3 vol., Markaz Dirasat al-Wahda al-‘arabiyya, Beirut, 1997, (ISBN 9953-450-73-0, 978-9953-450-73-5). 
A partial list of contributors include:
- Volume 1
- R. Morelon and George Saliba (Arabic astronomy)
- David A. King (astronomy in Islamic society)
- Edward Stewart Kennedy (mathematical geography)
- J. Vernet and J. Samsó (Arabic science in Andalusia)
- H. Grosset-Grange (Arabic nautical sciences)
- Volume 2
- A. S. Saidan (numeration and arithmetic)
- Boris A. Rosenfeld and A. P. Yushkevich (geometry)
- J.-C. Chabrier and M. Rozhanskaya (music and statics)
- M.-Th. Debarnot (trigonometry, algebra)
- Roshdi Rashed (geometrical optics)
- G. Russell (physiological optics)
- Volume 3
- Donald Routledge Hill (engineering)
- A. Miquel (geography)
- Toufic Fahd (botany and agriculture)
- G. Anawati (Arabic alchemy)
- E. Savage-Smith (medicine)
- F. Micheau (scientific institutions in the medieval Near East)
- J. Jolivet (classifications of the sciences)
- M. Mahdi (historiography)
- B. Goldstein (heritage of Arabic science in Hebrew)
- H. Hugonnard-Roche, A. Allard, D. Lindberg, R. Halleux, and D. Jacquart (Western reception of various Arabic sciences)
- J. L. Berggren. "Reviewed work(s): Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science by Roshdi Rashed". Journal of the American Oriental Society. Vol. 120, No. 2 (Apr. - Jun., 2000), pp. 282-283.
- Sonja Brentjes. "Reviewed work(s): Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science by Roshdi Rashed". Technology and Culture. Vol. 40, No. 2 (Apr., 1999), pp. 399-401.
- Charles Burnett. "Reviewed work(s): Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science by Roshdi Rashed; Régis Morelon". The British Journal for the History of Science. Vol. 31, No. 1 (Mar., 1998), pp. 72-73.
- Volume 1 at Questia Online Library
- Volume 2 at Questia Online Library
- Rashed, Roshdi; Morelon, Régis (1996). Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science: Asronomy-Theoretical and applied, v.2 Mathematics and the physical sciences; v.3 Technology, alchemy and life sciences. Routledge. ISBN 9780415020633. Retrieved 28 May 2013.