About this book
Subtitled, "How The Arabs Transformed Western Civilization". The story of how an English scholar brought Arab learning to the West and rescued it from the Dark Ages. 'A wonderful and important book' William Dalrymple
For centuries following the fall of Rome, Western Europe was backward and benighted, locked into the Dark Ages. Arab culture, however, was thriving, and had become a powerhouse of intellectual exploration and discussion that dazzled the likes of British adventurer Adelard of Bath. This title restores credit to the Arab thinkers of the past.