What was the House of Wisdom?
*translate Greek, Persian, & Indian scientific texts into Arabic, place where mathematical & scientific achievement occurred
What achievements did the Abbasids make in math & astronomy (3)?
*number system where number's value is determined by position of its digits = make possible for great achievements in mathematics
*improved on astrolabe = can determine the positions of stars, the movements of the planets, & the time w/
What medical achievements did the Abbasids make (3)?
*discover origins of disease & the difference between smallpox & measles & diagnosed meningitis
*had advanced surgeries → carry out head & stomach operations w/ aid of anesthetics
*Ibn Sina's Canon of Medicine become standard medical textbook
What invention of the Abbasids help facilitated trade? What intellectual buildings did they build?
*sophisticated banking sys, which had checks = can cash in any kind of currency anywhere --> make foreign trade easier
*built libs & universities