The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West: Implications for Contemporary Trans-Cultural Relations
Nayef R.F. Al-Rodhan
Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 21, 2012 - Political Science - 241 pages
This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance. Through this survey of cultural exchange and borrowing, the book challenges received Euro-centric narratives of the rise of the West. It also offers a timely and important discussion of the implications of this shared history for contemporary trans-cultural relations.
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