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The Resource The house of wisdom : how the Arabs transformed Western civilization, Jonathan Lyons, (electronic resource)

The house of wisdom : how the Arabs transformed Western civilization, Jonathan Lyons, (electronic resource)

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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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lyons, Jonathan
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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Western
  • Learning and scholarship
  • East and West
  • Arab countries
Label
The house of wisdom : how the Arabs transformed Western civilization, Jonathan Lyons, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Col. maps on endpapers
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Warriors of God -- The Earth is like a wheel -- The house of wisdom -- Mapping the World -- The first man of science -- "What is said of the sphere ..." -- "The wisest philosophers of the World" -- On the eternity of the World -- The invention of the West
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 248 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608191901
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5408F27C-246A-4889-AAC6-C1F7A7C646DA
System control number
  • 1935502
  • (OCoLC)742493628
  • (OCoLC)ocn742493628
  • 1935502
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The house of wisdom : how the Arabs transformed Western civilization, Jonathan Lyons, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Col. maps on endpapers
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-235) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Warriors of God -- The Earth is like a wheel -- The house of wisdom -- Mapping the World -- The first man of science -- "What is said of the sphere ..." -- "The wisest philosophers of the World" -- On the eternity of the World -- The invention of the West
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 248 pages, [8] pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781608191901
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5408F27C-246A-4889-AAC6-C1F7A7C646DA
System control number
  • 1935502
  • (OCoLC)742493628
  • (OCoLC)ocn742493628
  • 1935502
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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