Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers, and Artists

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National Geographic Books, 2008 - Art - 301 pages
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In an era when the relationship between Islam and the West seems mainly defined by mistrust and misunderstanding, it is important to remember that for centuries Muslim civilization was the envy of the world. Lost History fills a significant void and is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the major the early Muslims played in influencing modern society.

Morgan reveals how early Muslim advancements in science and culture laid the cornerstones of the European Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and modern Western society. As he chronicles the Golden Ages of Islam, beginning in A.D. 570 with the birth of Muhammad, and resonating today, he introduces scholars like Ibn Al-Haytham, Ibn Sina, Al-Tusi, Al-Khwarizmi, and Omar Khayyam, towering figures who revolutionized the mathematics, astronomy, and medicine of their time and paved the way for Newton, Copernicus, and many others. And he reminds us that inspired leaders from Muhammad to Suleiman the Magnificent and beyond championed religious tolerance, encouraged intellectual inquiry, and sponsored artistic, architectural, and literary works that still dazzle us with their brilliance. Lost History finally affords pioneering leaders with the proper credit and respect they so richly deserve.
  

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Contribution of Muslim Scientists and Thinkers

User Review  - ahmedzia - Borders

This is history reading like literature that wonderfully brings home the remarkable contributions in mathematics and science by Muslims from the 6th century to the 15th, and how the rising tide of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yasmin - Goodreads

A fascinating read of the lost history of Muslim scientists, thinkers and artists had and influenced on the world. A very small minority were over looked in Europe for the longest time, perhaps not ... Read full review

Contents

TIME LINE
FOREWORD
INTRODUCTION
ROMES CHILDREN
LOST CITIES OF GENIUS
GOD IN THE NUMERAL
STAR PATTERNS
INVENTORS AND SCIENTISTS
VISION VOICE CITADEL
ENLIGHTENED LEADERSHIP
EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
BIBLIOGRAPHY
GLOSSARY
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Michael Hamilton Morgan is the author of The Twilight War, and co-author with undersea explorer Robert Ballard of Collision with History: The Search for John F. Kennedy's PT-109, and Graveyards of the Pacific. A former diplomat, he created and now heads New Foundations for Peace, which promotes cross-cultural understanding and leadership among youth. He has appeared on ABC and CBS and as a Washington journalist covered foreign policy issues. From 1990 2000 he directed and advised the International Pegasus Prize for Literature.

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