Medieval Islam: A Study in Cultural Orientation
Gustave E. von Grunebaum

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This important work on the Islam of the Middle Ages explains the structure of its universe, its social and religious framework, and its relationship to 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 for the task, combining philological and historical training with sensitiveness to artistic values and with philosophical understanding." [From the back cover by Joachim Wach, Journal of Religion]

  • Miscellaneous publication; Oriental Institute Essays 3
  • Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2nd edition, 1953; seventh impression 1969
  • Pp. viii + 378; 2 maps
  • 5.5 x 9.00 in.
  • Out of Print