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The House of Wisdom

How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance

Jim Al-Khalili

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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?

The House of Wisdom
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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: World
  • Published: Mar 31, 2011
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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