Transmitting knowledge a duty

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2005) Transmitting knowledge a duty. New Sunday Times.

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ANDALUSIAN civilisation reached its apogee in Cordoba where the attitude to learning was just as essential as the Social and cultural dimensions embodied in its rich libraries. The attitude was about the duty to transmit knowledge from one generation to another and about die interplay between the different modes of learning — modes that might contradict each other, as faith and reason did, and do now. These sat happily in the libraries, side by side, unafraid of the contradictions. Firstrate, noted Menocal, a Yale professor in Spanish and Portuguese who wrote a fascinating book about Andalusia entitled The Ornament of the Worlds. Librarians had risen to such administrative and cultural power (as they were frequently authors and scientists as well) that such posts were exclusive to the most wealthy and powerful families.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 07:55
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 07:55

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