The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization by Jonathan Lyons - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Oct 15, 2015
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For centuries following the fall of Rome, western Europe was abenighted backwater, a world of subsistence farming, minimal literacy,and violent conflict. Meanwhile Arab culture was thriving, dazzlingthose Europeans fortunate enough to catch even a...

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For centuries following the fall of Rome, western Europe was abenighted backwater, a world of subsistence farming, minimal literacy,and violent conflict. Meanwhile Arab culture was thriving, dazzlingthose Europeans fortunate enough to catch even a glimpse of thescientific advances coming from Baghdad, Antioch, or the cities ofPersia, 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 theroyal library of Baghdad, known as the House of Wisdom, an army ofscholars worked at the behest of the Abbasid caliphs. At a time when the

best book collections in Europe held several dozen volumes, the Houseof 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, andphilosophy that laid the foundation for the Renaissance. I n thisbrilliant, evocative book, Lyons shows just how much Western cultureowes to the glories of medieval Arab civilization, and reveals theuntold story of how Europe drank from the well of Muslim learning.

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Jonathan Lyons is the author of The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization (Bloomsbury Press 2009). He served as editor and foreign correspondent for Reuters for more than twenty years. He holds a doctorate in sociology and has taught at George Mason University, Georgetown University, and Monash University in Australia. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

e works of Plato and Aristotle. I n theroyal library of Baghdad, known as the House of Wisdom, an army ofscholars worked at the behest of the Abbasid caliphs. At a time when the

best book collections in Europe held several dozen volumes, the Houseof 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, andphilosophy that laid the foundation for the Renaissance. I n thisbrilliant, evocative book, Lyons shows just how much Western cultureowes to the glories of medieval Arab civilization, and reveals theuntold story of how Europe drank from the well of Muslim learning.

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