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

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)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Parent ISBN: 9781416567622

Page count: 304 pages

File size: 23.2 MB

Language: English


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