Science and Islam

Physicist Jim Al-Khalili travels through Syria, Iran, Tunisia and Spain to tell the story of the great leap in scientific knowledge that took place in the Islamic world between the 8th and 14th centuries.

Show Info

Airs on: United Kingdom BBC Four (2009 - 2009)
Schedule: Mondays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Previous Episode

The Power of Doubt

Episode 1x03; Jan 19, 2009

How Islamic scientific ideas permeated into the West in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: The Power of DoubtJan 19, 2009
1x02: The Empire of ReasonJan 12, 2009
1x01: The Language of ScienceJan 5, 2009
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