Record Details

Catalog Search

The history and achievements of the Islamic Golden Age. Season 1 [electronic resource] / Professor Eamonn Gearon.

Gearon, Eamonn, (lecturer.). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
Image of item

Series Information

Great courses (DVD).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 24 Ibn Khaldun on the Rise and Fall of Empire Episode 16 Jewish Scholar in Cairo: Moses Maimonides Episode 4 The Arab World's Greatest Writer: al-Jahiz Episode 17 The Banu Musa's Inventions and Automatons Episode 11 Master Muslim Scholar: al-Biruni Episode 9 The Arab Herodotus: al-Masudi Episode 21 Entertaining in the Time of the Abbasids Episode 23 When Did the Islamic Golden Age End? Episode 2 Ibn Battuta's Search for Knowledge Episode 20 Medieval Mastermind: Avicenna (Ibn Sina) Episode 8 Interpreting and Defending the Quran Episode 7 Muhammad, the Hadith, and Imam Bukhari Episode 14 Alchemistry and Chemistry in Early Baghdad Episode 13 Medieval Muslim Medicine and Hospitals Episode 3 Arabian Nights Caliph: Harun al-Rashid Episode 12 Astronomy in the Islamic Golden Age Episode 19 Arabic Verse, Love Poetry, and Wine Songs Episode 15 The Fertile Crescent, Water, and al-Jazari Episode 10 Cairo, al-Haytham, and the Book of Optics Episode 6 Baghdad's House of Wisdom Episode 5 Algebra, Algorithms, and al-Khwarizmi Episode 1 From Camels to Stars in the Middle East Episode 22 Calligraphy, Carpets, and the Arabic Arts Episode 18 Mosques, Architecture, and Gothic Revival.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor Eamonn Gearon, Johns Hopkins University.
Summary, etc.:
It is nearly impossible to overstate the power and importance of the crucial 500-year history of the Abbasid Empire. This is your opportunity to get to know the story and the accomplishments of this great period in human civilization. Taught by acclaimed lecturer Eamonn Gearon, these 24 remarkable lectures offer brilliant insights into an era too often overlooked.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Islamic Empire > History.
Islam > History.
Islamic civilization.

Additional Resources