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The house of wisdom : how Arabic science saved ancient knowledge and gave us the Renaissance

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Al-Khalili, Jim, 1962-
Call Number: 
509.56 A316
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During the period we sometimes call “the dark ages” in Europe, many of the innovations associated with Western science had their roots in the Arab world.  The author, a British/Iraqi scientist, shows how the Arabic Enlightenment led to a European cultural awakening but also ponders why the Islamic world subsequently entered its own dark age.