This important work on Islam of the Middle Ages explains the structure of the universe, its social and religious framework, and its relationship the two other great contemporary powers -- Roman and Byzantine Christianity.
It assesses, too, the cultural legacy of this era and its reflection in Western civilization.
Dr. von Grunebaum seems unusually well-equipped or the task, combining philological and historical training with sensitiveness to artistic values and with philosophical understanding...
Christendom and Islam, Revelation, Piety, Law and State, Social Order, Human Ideal, Literature and History, Creative borrowing: Greece in the Arabian Nights
CONDITION: 378 pages including index, 1954