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Book Number   000304628
ISBN   Link9786188110151
  Link6188110157
Title   LinkThe origins of the sugar industry and the transmission of ancient Greek and medieval Arab science and technology from the Near East to Europe :. proceedings of the international conference, Athens, 23 May 2015 / edited by Konstantinos D. Politis.
Imprint   LinkAthens : National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2015.
Descr.   223 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.
Language   eng
Contents   Preface and acknowledgements -- I. Presentations in lectures accompanied by information posters. -- 1. The sweetness of philology : what did the ancients know about sugar? / Dimitrios Karadimas -- 2. Earliest evidence for an Arab sugarcane industry with a focus on the southern Bilad ash-Sham / Konstantinos D. Politis -- 3. The story of sugar production in the eastern Jordan Valley / Ruba Abu-Dalo -- 4. The sugarcane industry in Jericho, Jordan Valley / Hamdan Taha -- 5. Sugar production in the ’Akko Plain from the Fatimid to the early Ottoman periods / Edna J. Stern, Nimrod Getzov, Anastasia Shapiro and Howard Smithline -- 6. The sweet industry : cane sugar production technology in antiquity / Yehoshua Dray -- 7. The medieval sugar-mills of Episkopi-Serayia and Kolossi and sugar production in medieval Cyprus / Marina Solomidou-Ieronymidou -- 8. Medieval cane sugar production in Cyprus : a review of archaeological and textual evidence with a focus on specific technological and economic developments / Marie-Louise von Wartburg -- 9. Sugar production in medieval Crete : a historical perspective / Constantin Canavas -- 10. Documenting, archiving and publishing the origins of the sugarcane industry : from archaeological fieldwork to articles, books, websites, conferences and exhibitions / Georgios A. Papaionannou and Konstantinos D. Politis -- II. Presentations only as information posters. -- 1. Medieval sugar production on Rhodes / Maria Michaelidou and [dagger] Ellas Kollias -- 2. The sugar pots of Ghor as-Safi / Anthony Grey -- III. Presentation only as keynote lecture (abstract only). Hippocratic medicine and technology from East to West : ancient revisions, medieval manuscripts and modern editions / Jerker Blomqvist -- Appendices.
Abstract   "Although the method of making sugar originated in south-eastern Asia over 2,500 years ago, its industrial production was developed during the early Islamic period (7th-10th centuries AD) by employing Arab scholars with knowledge of ancient Greek scientific treatises, particularly in chemistry. Sugar manufacturing increased with the European Crusaders in the Holy Land (11th-12th centuries AD) and the trade flourished in the subsequent Islamic Ayyubid-Mamluk era (13th-15th centuries AD). Sugar became the first real world commodity requiring mass-produced specialised utensils such as perforated pottery and large mould-made copper cauldrons. This laid the foundation for the European Industrial Revolution."--Page [4] of cover.
Subject - Lib.Cong.   LinkSugar -- Manufacture and refining -- Middle East -- History -- Congresses
  LinkTechnology -- Middle East -- History -- Congresses
  LinkScience -- Middle East -- History -- Congresses
Add.Entry   LinkΠολίτης, Κωνσταντίνος Δ. editor
Add.Entry   LinkΠανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών
 
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