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    central, great, many, asian and islamic.
  • Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
  • Our engine has determined that the review content quality is high and informative.
  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 69 reviews as of our last analysis date on Apr 3 2019.
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Great depth of analysis, well written, and extremely timely!

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This is a very interesting book, but not one to buy on Kindle. The Kindle copy is of very poor quality compared to a hard copy,...  Read More

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This is simply the best book on the cultural, intellectual, and philosophical history of the pre-modern Islamic world. It provi...  Read More

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    Its inner walls were larger than most european cities if those cities actually existed then.


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    Although they wrote in arabic and are often considered as arab scholars, these doctors, philosophers, scientists, and writers were actually central asians (e.


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    In the last paragraph of the book, the author expands from history to philosophy.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Starr gives ca the credit it deserves and has been long denied.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    I am not an expert on central asia or on islam.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Such books as these are necessary because without a sense of the political order, or lack thereof, it is difficult to have any appreciation of the culture of these ancient peoples.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The author convincingly makes his point that this era was indeed a flowering of culture.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The worst thing about this book is the detailed accounting of so many individuals unknown to average readers.

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