Author: Thomas Arnold
Publisher: Kitab Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171512399
This book seeks to give an account of those elements in the culture of Europe which are derived from the Islamic world.
The Legacy of Islam is a book that seeks to give an account of those elements in the culture of Europe which are derived from the Islamic world. The reader will learn from this book that there is little that is peculiarly Islamic in the contributions which Occidental and Oriental Muslim have made to European culture. On the contrary, the legacy has proved least valuable where religion has extracted the strongest influence, as in Muslim Law. But Islam is the fundamental fact which made the Legacy possible. It was under the protection and patronage of Islamic Empire that the arts and sciences which the book describes flourished.
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Spain and Portugal
Geography and Commerce
Islamic minor arts and their influence upon European work
Islamic art and its influence on painting in Europe
Philosophy and Theology
Law and Society
Science and Medicine
Astronomy and Mathematics