The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization

Lyons, Jonathan
Publisher:  Bloomsbury Press, New York, USA
Year Published:  2009
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX9479

Arab scholars were exploring and extending the great works of the Persian, Hindu, and Greek civilizations. There were striking advances in the sciences and mathematics, but more fundamentally, the Arabs taught the importance of experimentation and rational thought. Eventually, through the efforts of men like Adelard, the accomplishments of the Arabs got through to the West, and shaped it.

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