Remembering ʿAbbas Ibn Firnas: How a Medieval Polymath's Career Suggests a More Diverse History of Science, Technology, and Visual Culture

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Abstract

"Dr. Glaire Anderson’s StoryMap juxtaposes medieval and early modern conceptions of Ibn Firnas (d. 887) with a resurgence in modern and contemporary celebrations of this early ‘scientist.’ Dr. Anderson’s multimedia essay guides us through a comparison of these descriptions across time and space, urging us to be more cognizant of the role of public perception - both past and present - in defining the place of Islamic societies in histories of science and technology."
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationBulletin of the Spain-North Africa Project
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021

Keywords

  • History of Science
  • History of Technology
  • aeronautics
  • Ibn Firnas
  • Al-Andalus
  • Islamic Studies
  • Islamic art

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