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by Jonathan Lyons

  • ISBN: 1408800314
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Jonathan Lyons
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC; Export ed edition (February 2, 2009)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1716 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1203 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 301

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Jonathan Lyons tells the story of the House of Wisdom, the caliphs who supported it and the people who worked there, at a. .

Jonathan Lyons tells the story of the House of Wisdom, the caliphs who supported it and the people who worked there, at a riveting, breakneck pace. This book was extremely helpful is grasping a better understanding of how the Islamic world came to be. The book offered many detailed examples of their advancements and their way of thinking which was great because the reader got a sense of their everyday life as well and what they valued most in their society which was knowledge and education.

Jonathan Lyons tells the story of the House of Wisdom, the caliphs who . This book was assigned to me for my college Western Tradition course as an outside source of information. The house of wisdom was an amazing book that made me see the Islam world differently. They give a different perspective to the crusades in which they do not highlight the violence but rather the achievements of the Islamic world at that time period. Very easy read, though monotonous and ongoing at some parts, and full of enlightening historical context.

Jonathan Lyons shows just how much "Western" ideas owe to the Golden Age of Arab civilization

Jonathan Lyons shows just how much "Western" ideas owe to the Golden Age of Arab civilization. Even while their countrymen waged bloody Crusades against Muslims, a handful of intrepid Christian scholars, hungry for knowledge, traveled East and returned with priceless jewels of science, medicine, and philosophy that laid the foundation for the Renaissance. The House of Wisdom presents the interesting case that Arab culture essentially birthed Western civilization as we know it. There is, however, a problem; this book is without doubt one of the most biased histories I have ever read.

Dust will never gather on Jonathan Lyons' lively new book of medieval histor. yons tells his multilayered story deftly, forsaking the tyranny of chronology to flesh out ideas and personalities. 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 visit cities like Baghdad or Antioch

In this brilliant, evocative book Jonathan Lyons reveals the story of how Europe drank from the well of Muslim learning.

In this brilliant, evocative book Jonathan Lyons reveals the story of how Europe drank from the well of Muslim learning.

During the medieval period (500-1500 . much of Western Europe was a cultural backwater, characterized by ignorance, illiteracy, and violence. At the same time the Arabic world, including Antioch.

Author and journalist Jonathan Lyons has spent his professional and .

Author and journalist Jonathan Lyons has spent his professional and personal life exploring the shifting boundaries between East and West. The House of Wisdom," published by Bloomsbury in February 2009, is a riveting history which reveals the science, magic, religion and knowledge of Arab culture.

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In 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 .

In 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. People Who Liked The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization Also Liked These Free Titles

For centuries following the fall of Rome, Western Europe was backward and benighted, locked into the Dark Ages and barely able to tell the time of day. Augustine had decreed that belief, not reason, should be the guiding light of Christian thinking and partially as a result Europeans lived in a world of nominal literacy and subsistence farming, where blind faith, superstition and sorcery took the place of medicine, and the church harnessed nascent aggression among the kingdoms to its own ends in the pursuit of astonishingly violent and cruel holy wars - the Crusades. Arab culture, however, was thriving, and had become a powerhouse of intellectual exploration and discussion that dazzled the likes of Adelard of Bath who ventured to the Near East in search of the scientific riches pouring out of cities like Antioch or Baghdad, whose House of Wisdom held four hundred thousand books at a time when the best European libraries housed, at most, several dozen. The Arabs could measure the earth's circumference, a feat not matched in the West for eight hundred years; they discovered algebra; were adept at astronomy and navigation, developed the astrolabe, translated all the Greek scientific and philosophical texts including, importantly, those of Aristotle; they made paper lenses and mirrors. Without them, and the knowledge that travellers like Adelard brought back to the West, Europe would in all likelihood have been a very different place over the last millennium. In this fascinating and thoughtful book Jonathan Lyons restores credit to the Arab thinkers of the past, explores and reveals the extent of their learning and describes the intrepid adventures of those who went in search of it and who, in doing so, laid the foundations of what we now call the Renaissance.

Comments

Fesho Fesho
The house of wisdom was an amazing book that made me see the Islam world differently. They give a different perspective to the crusades in which they do not highlight the violence but rather the achievements of the Islamic world at that time period. This book made me see the many contributions that the muslims made to today's society. My view of knowledge is almost the same as the one they have and that made me get very interested in the book. It is amazing in how this book isn't well known for people because it gives a lot of valuable information about the crusades and no just the things we were told but rather advances that were occurring at the same time but that became invisible in history.
komandante komandante
This book was extremely helpful is grasping a better understanding of how the Islamic world came to be. The book offered many detailed examples of their advancements and their way of thinking which was great because the reader got a sense of their everyday life as well and what they valued most in their society which was knowledge and education. The language was a bit difficult to understand but overall, very informative and interesting!
digytal soul digytal soul
This book was assigned to me for my college Western Tradition course as an outside source of information. Very easy read, though monotonous and ongoing at some parts, and full of enlightening historical context. Changes the perception of the Arab contribution to modern society in a short read. Would suggest to anyone studying the topics relating to the Arabs influence on the Western Hemisphere.
Maridor Maridor
Very nice journey through a historical period that somehow seems to be missing from many historical references, books and periodicals
Arashigore Arashigore
This a great book. It gives readers a sense of complementarity between Muslims, Christians, Jews, and people of other faiths and civilizations. It shows how the Western world owe Muslims, whom have been perceived as the enemy and antithesis of Western values and institutions.
Jwalextell Jwalextell
It has been a while since I read a book that uses clear examples to make clear points in history. Most of the research is not exactly original. However, the presentation of the ideas is truly fresh
Quphagie Quphagie
This book is a must read for any and everyone to understand the intricacies and interconnections of history between different civilizations!
Highly recommended.