The House of Wisdom

How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance
Product Number: EB00398475
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101476239
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

A myth-shattering view of the Islamic world's myriad scientific innovations and the role they played in sparking the European Renaissance. Many of the innovations that we think of as hallmarks of Western science had their roots in the Arab world of the middle ages, a period when much of Western Christendom lay in intellectual darkness. Jim al- Khalili, a leading British-Iraqi physicist, resurrects this lost chapter of history, and given current East-West tensions, his book could not be timelier. With transporting detail, al-Khalili places readers in the hothouses of the Arabic Enlightenment, shows how they led to Europe's cultural awakening, and poses the question: Why did the Islamic world enter its own dark age after such a dazzling flowering?

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Author(s): Jim Al-Khalili
Genre: History, Science
Original Publish Date: Mar 31, 2011

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Author(s): Jim Al-Khalili
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Genre: History
Product Number DD42654
Released: Feb 26, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982617547
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Author(s): Jim Al-Khalili
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Genre: History
Product Number Z100144824
Released: Feb 26, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982617585

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