Debate: Elizabethans and Islam

Updated Sunday 23rd December 2007

Forum member Akfarrar found what , for him, is evidence of connections between two cultures

A public meeting Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Jupiter Images Read this over on the BBC:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7155903.stm

which supports the ever widening view of the Renaissance's debt to Islam and the East being somewhat greater than Europeans like to admit.

 

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