...The last sixteenth-century edition of the De alchemia or Summa perfectionis (published under either title) of 'Geber', a late thirteenth-century Latin author writing under the name of Jābir ibn Hayyān, the eighth- and ninth-century Arab...
...As part of the Translation Movement centring on the House of Wisdom in Abbasid Baghdad, numerous works relating to chemistry, physics, astronomy and astrology were brought together and translated into Arabic, facilitating new discoveries...
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