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The Resource The house of wisdom : how the Arabs transformed Western civilization, Jonathan Lyons

The house of wisdom : how the Arabs transformed Western civilization, Jonathan Lyons

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The house of wisdom : how the Arabs transformed Western civilization
Title
The house of wisdom
Title remainder
how the Arabs transformed Western civilization
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Lyons
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Jonathan Lyons introduces us to brilliant Muslim thinkers, such as al-Khwarizmi, pioneer of algebra; Avicenna, the physician and philosopher; Gaber, who made great advances in chemistry; and Averroes, renowned simply as "The Commentator" for his writings that expounded and extended Aristotle's great works of logic."
  • "Even while their countrymen waged bloody Crusades against Muslims, a handful of restless Christian scholars, hungry for knowledge, traveled to the East to seek out the great minds of the Arab world. In 1109, Adelard of Bath journeyed from England to Asia Minor and returned with priceless jewels of astronomy and mathematics that transformed European science. He was followed by others, such as Michael Scot - condemned to hell by Dante for sorcery - who learned Arabic in Toledo and shook the Christian world to its roots with his translations of Averroes. The innovations and ideas of Arab thinkers did nothing less than lay the foundation for the Renaissance."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Traces the scientific and philosophical achievements of medieval Arab scholars, exploring such topics as the advances of a group of minds from the royal library of Baghdad and the invaluable contributions they made to western culture and the Renaissance era. 40,000 first printing
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Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
286347
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909.09821
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB251
LC item number
.L96 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how Arab learning transformed Western civilization
Label
The house of wisdom : how the Arabs transformed Western civilization, Jonathan Lyons
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Col. maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-235) and index
Contents
Prologue: Al-Maghrib/Sunset -- Pt. I. Al-Isha/Nightfall -- 1. The Warriors of God -- 2. The Earth Is Like a Wheel -- Pt. II. Al-Fajr/Dawn -- 3. The House of Wisdom -- 4. Mapping the World -- Pt. III. Al-Zuhr/Midday -- 5. The First Man of Science -- 6. "What Is Said of the Sphere ..." -- 7. "The Wisest Philosophers of the World" -- Pt. IV. Al-Asr/ Afternoon -- 8. On the Eternity of the World -- 9. The Invention of the West
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xvii, 248 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596914599
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026238
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781596914599
Label
The house of wisdom : how the Arabs transformed Western civilization, Jonathan Lyons
Publication
Note
Col. maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [229]-235) and index
Contents
Prologue: Al-Maghrib/Sunset -- Pt. I. Al-Isha/Nightfall -- 1. The Warriors of God -- 2. The Earth Is Like a Wheel -- Pt. II. Al-Fajr/Dawn -- 3. The House of Wisdom -- 4. Mapping the World -- Pt. III. Al-Zuhr/Midday -- 5. The First Man of Science -- 6. "What Is Said of the Sphere ..." -- 7. "The Wisest Philosophers of the World" -- Pt. IV. Al-Asr/ Afternoon -- 8. On the Eternity of the World -- 9. The Invention of the West
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xvii, 248 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781596914599
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026238
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781596914599

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