How Did Islamic Culture Influence Western Civilization

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Medieval Islamic culture was among the most complex, interesting and dynamic during the medieval period. Islamic culture made countless contributions to medieval west throughout the 7th to 13th centuries. During this period, the Islamic civilization was at its cultural peak, which influenced western civilizations to adopt numerous Islamic teachings. Some of the noteworthy advances of Islamic civilization throughout this era are, but not limited to, alchemy, art, institution, technology, physics, transmission routes, music, philosophy, law, and coinage. Many would say that western civilization flourished greatly due to the abundance of contributions from the Islamic world which may have also lead to the European’s achievements in the Renaissance.…show more content…
Islamic medicine was beyond superior to anything known in the West at that time. Their observation and knowledge of diseases and anatomy allowed them to excel in this field. In the primeval civilizations, no idea of indications and causes of diseases existed. The ailments were considered a supernatural and uncontrollable occurring, credited to the forces of nature and those beyond it. Consequently, the cure of the ailment was also left as a task to nature itself. In rare cases, spontaneous and natural interaction would result in a favorable change in health, however, rear most of the times. As a consequence, human life was short-lived. Regardless of their financial status, age, sex, and position in the government, everyone was susceptible diseases and injuries. Given those circumstances, I believe that advancements made in medicine were extremely important. Advancements medicine helped medieval Western civilization in maintaining or restoring health and preventing diseases, injuries, and other damage to their body or mind. Medicine cured illness, boosted immunities, and provided extra nutrients and vitamins that the body can't produce or…show more content…
The exceptional Islamic mathematician Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi is one of the greatest of early Muslim mathematicians and many consider him to be one of the fathers of algebra. One of Al-Khwarizmi’s most significant contribution to math was his strong backing of the Hindu numerical system (0 - 9). Al-Khwarizmi also recognized that the Hindu numerical system has the power and efficiency needed to transform Islamic mathematics and adopted shortly after by the entire Islamic world which eventually contributed to the Western mathematics. Another of Al-Khwarizmi’s main contribution was algebra. He presented the fundamental algebraic techniques of “reduction” and “balancing” and provided a comprehensive account of solving polynomial equations up to the second degree. I believe that these advancements in math lead to advances in science, nursing, engineering, astronomy, and commerce in medieval west. Math was one skill Western culture needed to ensure that they were not stealing, abusing, or cheating each other or more importantly, the King. The Hindu numerical system became part of Western culture and was important in their everyday lives. Everyday life in the Western culture became dependent on their ability to do

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