The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West: by Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan

By Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan

This e-book takes a desirable examine the function of the Arab-Islamic international within the upward thrust of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of rules and associations in a few key parts, together with technology, philosophy, humanism, legislation, finance, trade, in addition to the Arab-Islamic world's total impression at the Reformation and the Renaissance.

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In this, they were aided by the fact that Byzantine Christians at times adopted a purist view to their faith, attempting to set aside the works of the classicists in favour of specifically Christian literature. For this search they employed many former Nestorian Christians in the great library of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, like Hunayn (809–73), who could put the texts into Arabic. In this way, almost every classical text of this kind was preserved so that versions translated into a western European language could be available at the Italian Renaissance.

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In fact, Europe is indebted to the Arab and Islamic world, as the latter was to ancient Indian and Chinese civilizations. The intertwined histories of the West and the Near East have a richness with very contemporary relevance. Not only does it help to break down stereotypes about the Islamic world, which had its own flowering of knowledge and Renaissance, but also prompts a better understanding of that of the West and its historical trajectory. That trajectory was tied up with the fact that the Bronze Age, which established urban The Arabs and the Italian Renaissance 37 culture and writing in the Ancient Near East had no metals in the river valleys and had to seek these from the ‘barbarians’ in the hills.

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