5 December 2020 Abbasid Baghdad’s House of Wisdom

Adrienne Barnard writes in BBC Futures, “. . . An archive as formidable in size as the present-day British Library in London or the Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris, the House of Wisdom eventually became an unrivalled centre for the study of humanities and sciences, including mathematics, astronomy, medicine, chemistry, geography, philosophy, literature and the arts – as well as some more dubious subjects such as alchemy and astrology.” click here.