Project Status: Complete

The Sharing Ancient Wisdoms (SAWS) project makes available digital texts from several philosophical traditions, especially texts derived from Arabic, Greek, and Arab-Spanish sources. The texts have been marked up in XML, which the project has made available for download in addition to the XML schemas they used to encode their texts. The project also includes a list of previous workshops, presentations, and publications that have been associated with the project.

Resource details:

Resource Type: BibliographyText: Medieval

License: Creative CommonsNo Fee

Modern Language: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 400 - 1600

The texts in question derive from varying periods, but were used throughout the Middle Ages, hence the expansive dating.

Subject: ArabicAristotelianLiteratureLogicMetaphysicsMuslims, IslamPhilosophy, TheologyPlatonic, Neo-PlatonicScience, Mathematics

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Advice, Instructional TextsDidacticLiteratureMedical WorksTextual EvidenceTreaties

Geopolitical Region: AfricaEuropeIberian PeninsulaItalyMiddle EastNorth Africa/MaghrebSicily

Many of the texts encoded by the project derive from the Arab-Spanish tradition, but from there many were used by the whole of continental Europe throughout the Middle Ages.

Original Language: Arabic (Middle)GreekSpanish