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House of Wisdom How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization

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ISBN-10: 1596914599

ISBN-13: 9781596914599

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jonathan Lyons

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The remarkable story of how medieval Arab scholars made dazzling advances in science and philosophyand of the itinerant Europeans who brought this knowledge back to the West. For centuries following the fall of Rome, western Europe was a benighted backwater, a world of subsistence farming, minimal literacy, and violent conflict. Meanwhile Arab culture was thriving, dazzling those Europeans fortunate enough to catch even a glimpse of the scientific advances coming from Baghdad, Antioch, or the cities of Persia, Central Asia, and Muslim Spain. T here, philosophers, mathematicians, and astronomers were steadily advancing the frontiers of knowledge and revitalizing the works of Plato and…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 12/23/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English