Hello friends and listeners, it’s Clio. Thanks for your patience on this latest episode. While you’re waiting for it to air, I thought I would leave you with some fun information. Rissa pointed out that in my excitement for this colloquium I forgot to name the sources I was quoting from. So when you hear me reading direct quotes, they’re from the following books:
The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the Abbasid Empire by Amira K. Bennison
The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization by Jonathan Lyons
Medieval Robots: Mechanism, Magic, Nature and Art by E.A. Truitt
Two books I also enjoyed reading in preparation for this episode were:
When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World: The Rise and Fall of Islam’s Greatest Dynasty by Hugh Kennedy
Islam in Historical Perspective by Alexander Knysh
If you’re wishing like us that someone would make a museum exhibit out of all these cool inventions then check out the 1001 Inventions youtube channel and their website full of even more information.