Mozart at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin
On Friday 8 December 2017 musicians of the academy were invited to perform at the opening of the Berliner Festspiele's exhibition "Jews, Christians and Muslims: Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages 500-1500".
Today’s scientific world rests upon the shoulders of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars who translated ancient scriptures in the Middle Ages; first in the Middle East into Arabic, and then in Europe – starting in southern Italy and Spain – from Arabic into Latin.
Developed by the Austrian National Library, the exhibition is dedicated to this phenomenal period of the meeting of cultures. Four great writing cultures are presented: Hebrew, Greek, Arabic and Latin.The exhibition focuses on areas that benefited particularly from this intercultural dialogue, such as medicine, astronomy and astrology.
"Jews, Christians and Muslims. Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages 500-1500" is open from 9 December 2017 to 4 March 2018.