The House of Wisdom

The House of Wisdom

Author: Jonathan Lyons

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608191901

Category: History

Page: 272

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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 Aristotle. I n the royal library of Baghdad, known as the House of Wisdom, an army of scholars worked at the behest of the Abbasid caliphs. At a time when the best book collections in Europe held several dozen volumes, the House of Wisdom boasted as many as four hundred thousand. Even while their countrymen waged bloody Crusades against Muslims, a handful of intrepid Christian scholars, thirsty for knowledge, traveled to Arab lands and returned with priceless jewels of science, medicine, and philosophy that laid the foundation for the Renaissance. I n this brilliant, evocative book, Lyons shows just how much "Western" culture owes to the glories of medieval Arab civilization, and reveals the untold story of how Europe drank from the well of Muslim learning.
The House of Wisdom
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jonathan Lyons
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-05 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

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
The House of Wisdom
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Jim Al-Khalili
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-31 - Publisher: Penguin

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
House of Wisdom
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Carmel Reilly
Categories: Islamic learning and scholarship
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Nelson Australia

The House of Wisdom was a large place of learning in Baghdad, built in the early 800s AD. It was a centr eof learning in many areas, but it was most important in the areas of mathematics and science.
The House of Wisdom
Language: en
Pages: 38
Authors: Florence Parry Heide, Judith Heide Gilliland, Mary GrandPré
Categories: Baghdad (Iraq)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:

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