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Book Number   000304628
ISBN   Link9786188110151
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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