The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad (Hardcover)
Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad
Simon & Schuster, 9781416567622, 284pp.
Publication Date: August 14, 2012
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Praise For The Caliph's Splendor: Islam and the West in the Golden Age of Baghdad…
“What a great read! Benson Bobrick does full justice to the cultural currents that make the Baghdad of The Arabian Nights so vital to world history. At the same time, he gives us healthy dollops of all the sex, intrigue, and other spicy shenanigans that most historians leave out. This scintillating book achieves a rare blend of storytelling gusto and intellectual depth, reminding us on every page that human history is just that—human."
-Colin Wells, author of Sailing from Byzantium
"Bobrick has read widely in 19th- through 21st-century sources to create a rich portrait of a key era."
"A fresh overview of the turbulent state of the Middle East and Europe during the 8th century."