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" Egypt ; much useful experience had been acquired in the practice of arts and manufactures but the science of chemistry owes its origin and improvement to the industry of the Saracens. They first invented and named the alembic for the purposes of distillation,... "
The Family Library (Harper). - Page 117
1842
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 6

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1805
...manufactures; but the science of chemistry owes its origin and improvement to the industry of the Saracens. They first invented and named the alembic for the purposes of distillation, analysed the substances of the three kingdoms of nature, tried the distinction and affinities of alcalis...
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Universal History Americanised, Or, An Historical View of the World from the ...

David Ramsay - World history - 1819
...artists. The science of chemistry owes its origin and improvement to the industry of the Saracens. They first invented and named the alembic for the purposes of distillation; analysed the substances of the ihree kingdoms of nature ; tried the distinction and affinities of alkalies...
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An essay on the inventions and customs of both ancients and moderns in the ...

Samuel Morewood - Psychology - 1824 - 375 pages
...said, the real science of chemistry owes its origin and improvement to the industry of this people. They first invented and named the Alembic, for the purposes of distillation; analysed the substances of the three kingdoms of nature; tried the distinctions and affinities of alkalis...
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Mahometanism unveiled: An inquiry, in which that arch-heresy, its diffusion ...

Charles Forster - Christianity and other religions - 1829
...chemistry," observes Mr. Gibbon, " owes its origin and improvement to the industry of the Saracens. They first invented and named the alembic for the purposes of distillation, analysed the substances of the three kingdoms of nature, tried the distinctions and affinities of alkalis...
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History and Present Condition of the Barbary States: Comprehending a View of ...

Michael Russell - Africa, North - 1835 - 456 pages
...and to determine its entire circumference at twentyfour thousand miles. But it was in chemistry that the Saracens made the greatest advances, and contributed...proved the distinction and the affinities of acids and alkalies ; and converted the poisonous minerals into salutary medicines. It is true, no doubt, that...
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A natural history of quadrupeds, and other mammiferous animals

William Charles L. Martin - Ethnology - 1840 - 496 pages
...astronomy and medicine ; that of chemistry may be said to have been born and nurtured among the Saracens. They first invented and named the alembic, for the purposes of distillation ; tried the distinctions and affinities of alkalis and acids ; and converted minerals into medicines....
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 3

Edward Gibbon - Byzantine Empire - 1843
...manufactures ; but the science of chemistry owes its origin and improvement to the industry of the Saracens. They first invented and named the alembic for the purposes of distillation, analyzed the substance* of the three kingdoms of nature, tried the distinction and affinities of alkalies and acids,...
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Dwight's American Magazine, Volume 2

Theodore Dwight - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1846
...and to determine its entire circumference at twenty-four thousand miles. But it was in chemistry that the Saracens made the greatest advances, and contributed...salutary medicines. It is true, no doubt, that the objerts of their most eager research were the transmutation of metals, and the elixir of immortal health...
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History of the inductive sciences: from the earliest to the ..., Volume 1

William Whewell - Physical sciences - 1847
...science of chemistry owes its origin and improvement to the industry of the Saracens. They," he adds, "first invented and named the alembic for the purposes...analyzed the substances of the three kingdoms of nature, tried the distinction and affinities of alcalis and acids, and converted the poisonous minerals into...
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The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire, with notes by ...

Edward Gibbon - 1855
...manufactures ; but the science of chemistry owes its origin and improvement to the industry of the Saracens. They first invented and named the alembic for the purposes of distillation, analysed the substances of the three kingdoms of nature, tried but from Jupiter and the sun (Abulpharag....
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