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The Legacy of Islam (Sir Thomas Arnold, Alfred Guillaume)

The Legacy of Islam (Sir Thomas Arnold, Alfred Guillaume)

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Author: Sir Thomas Arnold, Alfred Guillaume
Publisher: Islamic Book Service, Idara Islamiyat-e-Diniyat, or Kitab Bhavan (India)
Pages: 416 Binding: Hardcover

Description from the publisher:

This book 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 Muslims 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 the Islamic Empire that the arts and sciences which this book describes flourished.

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