Saliba, George


George Saliba is professor of Arabic and Islamic Science at Columbia University. He received his education from the American University of Beirut and the University of California, Berkeley, has been a Distinguished Senior Scholar at the Kluge Center of the Library of Congress, and visiting professor at several universities in the US, Europe and the Middle East. He has lectured at more than two hundred academic venues on four continents, and published close to two hundred articles as well as eight books—including, besides the one featured in the Rorotoko interview, A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam (NYU Press 1995).

On Rorotoko:

On his book Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance
(Our Cover Feature of October 22, 2009)