The House of Wisdom How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-03-30
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Press

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Lyons presents the remarkable story of how medieval Arab scholars made dazzling advances in science and philosophy--and of the itinerant Europeans who brought this knowledge back to the West.

Author Biography

Jonathan Lyons served as an editor and foreign correspondent—mostly in the Muslim world—for Reuters for more than twenty years. He is now a researcher at the Global Terrorism Research Center and a Ph.D. candidate in the sociology of religion, both at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Table of Contents

Note to Readersp. ix
Significant Eventsp. xi
Leading Figuresp. xv
Prologue: Al-Maghrib/Sunsetp. 1
Al-Isha/Nightfallp. 7
The Warriors of Godp. 9
The Earth Is Like a Wheelp. 28
Al-Fajr/Dawnp. 53
The House of Wisdomp. 55
Mapping the Worldp. 78
Al-Zuhr/Middayp. 101
The First Man of Sciencep. 103
"What Is Said of the Sphere …"p. 125
"The Wisest Philosophers of the World&rldquo;p. 142
Al-Asr/Afternoonp. 163
On the Eternity of the Worldp. 163
The Invention of the Westp. 186
Acknowledgmentsp. 203
Notesp. 205
Selected Bibliographyp. 229
Indexp. 237
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