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The Transfer of Knowledge from Islamic Spain to Europe

Today's knowledge of science and technology developed over thousands of years. People of many cultures and civilizations contributed to what we know today.

The ancient and classical civilizations of Greece, Rome, China, India, and Persia fostered knowledge building. This heritage of learning then passed on to the Muslims in western Asia, during a time of tolerance.

Centuries later, Western European Spain experienced a similar period of tolerance among religious groups. Individuals from differing religious groups added to and passed along the heritage of learning once again.

They were responsible for bringing this learning from ancient into modern times. Indeed, the world's ancient and classical knowledge came to the West through Spain under Muslim rule.

Collective Learning and Preservation of Knowledge
Wisdom of the Ancients and the Classical Tradition
The Heritage of Learning Passes to Muslim Civilization
Classical and Islamic Learning Enters Europe

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