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Warriors of the Cloisters:
The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World
Christopher I. Beckwith

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv
Abbreviations and Transcription of Foreign Languages xvii

Chapter One
Introduction 1

Chapter Two
The Recursive Argument Method of Medieval Science 11

Chapter Three
From College and Universitas to University 37

Chapter Four
Buddhist Central Asian Invention of the Method 50

Chapter Five
Islamization in Classical Arabic Central Asia 76

Chapter Six
Transmission to Medieval Western Europe 100

Chapter Seven
India, Tibet, China, Byzantium, and Other Control Cases 121

Chapter Eight
Conclusion 147

Appendix A: On the Latin Translations of Avicenna's Works 167
Appendix B: On Peter of Poitiers 171
Appendix C: The Charter of the Collège des Dix-huit 186
References 187
Index 199

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