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History of Islamic Science: About the Guide


Traditional histories often mark the time period between 450–1492 CE as “the dark ages”; however, careful study clearly demonstrates that it was a time of the flowering of science and learning in the Muslim world. Discoveries from this period greatly impacted the European Renaissance and continue to influence modern society. 

This webguide serves as an introductory to the English language guide to the History of Islamic Science.  Its aim is to make information in the form of books, articles, videos, and important library and research center collections more accessible.  A total of fifty English language sources on the History of Islamic Science are provided in this web guide.

KAUST’s Museum of Science and Technology in Islam also provides as a engaging source for information on the History of Islamic Science.


-Sarah Samaha, Library Volunteer

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