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What is the best book to read on the Islamic Golden Age?

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A good book about the time when Islamic domains made important and useful contributions is "The House of Wisdom" by James al Khalili, a frequently seen presenter on the BBC television programs on science.

"The Ornament of the World" by Maria Rosa Menocal on how Muslims, Jews and Christians created a culture of tolerance in Medieval Spain is worth reading too.

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