The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad

The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad

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The Caliph’s Splendor is a revelation: a history of a civilization we barely know that had a profound effect on our own culture.

While the West declined following the collapse of the Roman Empire, a new Arab civilization arose to the east, reaching an early peak in Baghdad under the caliph Harun al-Rashid. Harun is the legendary caliph of The Thousand and One Nights, but his actual court was nearly as magnificent as the fictional one. In The Caliph’s Splendor,… (more)

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 23.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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