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    • The House of Wisdom

    • How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
    • By: Jonathan Lyons
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
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    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Here is 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. 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 catch even a glimpse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Missing history

    • By Robert on 11-26-11

    Regular price: $24.95