The Rise of Humanism in Classical Islam and the Christian West: With Special Reference to Scholasticism


Challenging beliefs about intellectual culture, Makdisi reaffirms the links between Western and Arabic thought and shows that although scholasticism and humanism have long been considered to be exclusive to the Western world, they have their roots in the medieval Islamic world.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 1990