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  • Print publication year: 1977
  • Online publication date: March 2008

13 - THE TRANSMISSION OF LEARNING AND LITERARY INFLUENCES TO WESTERN EUROPEo

from PART VIII - ISLAMIC SOCIETY AND CIVILIZATION
Summary
From the seventh to the ninth Christian century, Muslim invasions and raids in the Mediterranean basin brought Christendom face to face with the warlike and destructive aspect of Islam. The cultural contact between Islam and Christendom, which began in the days of the Cordova amirate, was carried on intensively by the Mozarabic and Jewish elements throughout the period of Arab domination. The praiseworthy activities of the learned men who flocked thither from every part of Europe, in order to study the treasures of Graeco-Arab philosophy and science, were a striking feature of a great part of the twelfth century. In the field of philosophy it is generally maintained that what the West knew of Greek thought, and in particular of Aristotle, was transmitted to it by the Arabs. Arab medicine, culminating in Ibn Sina, remained until the closing years of the Renaissance the most authoritative source of Western theory and praxis.
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The Cambridge History of Islam
  • Online ISBN: 9781139055055
  • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CHOL9780521219495
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