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The author of the book: Michael Hamilton Morgan
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Edition: National Geographic
Date of issue: June 19th 2007
ISBN 13: 9781426200922
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 25.68 MB
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In an era when the relationship between Islam and the West seems mainly defined by mistrust and misunderstanding, we often forget that for centuries Muslim civilization was the envy of the world. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the major role played by the early Muslim world in influencing modern society, Lost History fills an important void. Written by an award-winning author and former diplomat with extensive experience in the Muslim world, it provides new insight not only into Islam's historic achievements but also the ancient resentments that fuel today's bitter conflicts.
Michael Hamilton Morgan reveals how early Muslim advancements in science and culture lay the cornerstones of the European Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and modern Western society. As he chronicles the Golden Ages of Islam, beginning in 570 a.d. with the birth of Muhammad, and resonating today, he introduces scholars like Ibn Al-Haytham, Ibn Sina, Al-Tusi, Al-Khwarizmi, and Omar Khayyam, towering figures who revolutionized the mathematics, astronomy, and medicine of their time and paved the way for Newton, Copernicus, and many others. And he reminds us that inspired leaders from Muhammad to Suleiman the Magnificent and beyond championed religious tolerance, encouraged intellectual inquiry, and sponsored artistic, architectural, and literary works that still dazzle us with their brilliance. Lost History finally affords pioneering leaders with the proper credit and respect they so richly deserve.
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Read information about the authorAward-winning former diplomat Michael Hamilton Morgan is both a novelist and nonfiction author. His previous book was Collision with History: the Search for John F. Kennedy’s PT 109, a book and tv documentary released by National Geographic and MSNBC in 2002. In 2001 he co-authored Graveyards of the Pacific, also published by National Geographic. On those books he collaborated with undersea explorer and Titanic discover Robert D. Ballard.
Morgan’s 1991 international thriller The Twilight War (Dutton/Signet) was set in Eastern Europe, Central America and Washington. National Book Award winner John Casey called it "profound, canny, intelligent … a top echelon thriller."
Morgan is also founder and President of New Foundations for Peace (www.nfpeace.org), a nonprofit created to teach leadership skills to young people worldwide.