The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization

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Lyons presents the remarkable story of how medieval Arab scholars made dazzling advances in science and philosophy--and of the itinerant Europeans who brought this knowledge back to the West.

Biographical Note:

Jonathan Lyons served as editor and foreign correspondent - mostly in the Muslim world - for Reuters for more than 20 years. He is now a researcher at the Global Terrorism Research Center and a PhD candidate in sociology of religion, both at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.