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The Resource The role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the west : implications for contemporary trans-cultural relations, edited by Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan, (electronic book)

The role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the west : implications for contemporary trans-cultural relations, edited by Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan, (electronic book)

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The role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the west : implications for contemporary trans-cultural relations
Title
The role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the west
Title remainder
implications for contemporary trans-cultural relations
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab-Islamic world's overall impact on the Reformation and the Renaissance.
  • 'Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan has brought together a distinguished group of scholars to offer a new perspective on the often neglected and unacknowledged Arabic-Islamic contributions to contemporary science, civilisation and morality.' - Professor Charles Burnett, Professor of the History of Islamic Influences in Europe and Co-Director of the Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe at the Warburg Institute, University of London, UK 'A clear, concise and erudite historical book by Nayef Al-Rodhan. A must read for anyone interested in the history and future of Europe especially those with Eurocentrist biases.' - Slimane Zeghidour, author, journalist and Chief Editor at TV5 Channel, Paris, France 'Against the current climate of divisive religious and cultural discourse and within the dynamic process of globalization, Nayef Al-Rodhan brings together an eclectic collection of thoughtful essays that disturb the widely held view of the West as sole purveyor of reason and modernity, and argue persuasively for the Arab-Islamic contributions to modern civilization. This timely collection both illuminates and reminds us that we are, and have been for a very long time, united through our intertwined histories, interdependence, and shared convictions of the human capacity for reason and of our insatiable thirst for knowledge.' - Professor William Granara, Professor of Arabic, Harvard University 'This very timely and comprehensive historical study by Nayef Al-Rodhan, illustrates the interaction and inter-penetration among different cultures and civilizations that goes against the view of a hierarchy of civilizations or a clash among civilizations. It is a must read not only for students of the history of civilizations, but also for those interested in understanding and contributing to the building of a peaceful world civilization with universal values that consider differences as enriching and not conflicting.' - Dr. Nassif Hitti, former Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies, Arab League Ambassador to France and Permanent Representative to UNESCO
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB251
LC item number
.R547 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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Al-Rodhan, Nayef R. F.
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  • Civilization, Western
  • Intercultural communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • Civilization, Western
  • Arab countries
  • Western countries
Summary expansion
This book takes a fascinating look at the role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the West. It examines the cultural transmission of ideas and institutions in a number of key areas, including science, philosophy, humanism, law, finance, commerce, as well as the Arab- Islamic world's overall impact on the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Enlightenment. Through this survey of cultural exchange and borrowing, the book challenges received Eurocentric narratives of the rise of the West. It also offers a timely and important discussion of the implications of this shared history for contemporary trans-cultural relations
Label
The role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the west : implications for contemporary trans-cultural relations, edited by Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Thousand Years of Amnesia The Arabs and the Italian Renaissance Re-orienting the Reformation? Prolegomena for a History of the Reformation's Connection with the Islamic World The Possible Contribution of Islamic Legal Institutions to the Emergence of a Rule of Law and the Modern State in Europe Islamic Commerce and Finance in the Rise of the West Suppressed or Falsified History? The Untold Story of Arab-Islamic Rationalist Philosophy A Forgotten Debt: Humanism and Education, from the Orient to the West The Arabic-Latin Intercultural Transmission of Scientific Knowledge in Pre-modern Europe: Historial Context and Case Studies The Way Forward: Implications for Contemporary Trans-cultural Relations
Control code
9780230393219
Extent
viii, 241 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230393219
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
The role of the Arab-Islamic world in the rise of the west : implications for contemporary trans-cultural relations, edited by Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A Thousand Years of Amnesia The Arabs and the Italian Renaissance Re-orienting the Reformation? Prolegomena for a History of the Reformation's Connection with the Islamic World The Possible Contribution of Islamic Legal Institutions to the Emergence of a Rule of Law and the Modern State in Europe Islamic Commerce and Finance in the Rise of the West Suppressed or Falsified History? The Untold Story of Arab-Islamic Rationalist Philosophy A Forgotten Debt: Humanism and Education, from the Orient to the West The Arabic-Latin Intercultural Transmission of Scientific Knowledge in Pre-modern Europe: Historial Context and Case Studies The Way Forward: Implications for Contemporary Trans-cultural Relations
Control code
9780230393219
Extent
viii, 241 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230393219
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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