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- DescriptionThis book describes the conditions, social, ecomic and climactic rise and fall of the several culturally fettered Arab empires of the Middle Ages, and the rise of the freer West to pre-eminence. It: describes the expansion of the Arab Empire, a patchwork which tore itself apart when it stopped expanding; explains the role of the West in the downfall of the Arab empire partly due to the rise of European independent religious thought, such freedoms were t allowed within Islam; and shows that within the Empire there was great unity in faith and language, and proves the importance of science and the arts to the empire. It also explains the spiritual and cultural divide between the Arabs and the West, and how they distanced themselves from the West and declined into a dark age; outlines the decline of Arab control on the Eastern trade routes when Westerners discovered the passage round Africa; and demonstrates that for 400 years Muslim Spain was one of the leading industrial, artistic and intellectual cultures in Europe.
- Author Biography(Location: France) is an Oxford trained former earth scientist and business executive with a penchant for environmental concerns. He spent thirty years on the oil business matter of the Arab world. This is his first book published by Spellmount Publishers.
- Author(s)Rodney Collomb
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/11/2006
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSpellmount Publishers Ltd
- Content Note16 b&w photos, 12 maps, index
- Weight540 g
- Width160 mm
- Height240 mm
- Spine30 mm
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