Charlemagne, Muhammad, and the Arab Roots...

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Author  Gene William Heck
Publisher  De Gruyter
Publication Date   November 16, 2006
ISBN  3110192292
Pages  381

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Gene W. Heck explores the role of Islam in precipitating Europe`s twelfth century commercial renaissance. Determining that Europe`s medieval feudal interregnum was largely caused by indigenous governmental business regulation and not by shifts in international trade patterns, he demonstrates how Islamic economic precepts provided the ideological rationales that empoweredmedieval Europe to escape its three-centuries-long experiment in ""Dark Age economics""– in the process, providing the West with its archetypic tools of capitalism.

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