Az-Zahrawi, the Great Muslim Surgeon Who Influenced Modern Medical Science

The 10th century saw the zenith of the Umayyad golden age in Andalusia. Under the leadership of ‘Abd ar-Rahman An-Nasir (r. 912-961) and his son Al-Hakam II, this dynasty established sovereignty over the majority of the Iberian Peninsula. The capital Cordoba developed into Europe’s greatest metropolis, a thriving city of half a million, where educational and religious institutions as well as trade and industry flourished in an atmosphere of intellectual ferment. Continue reading “Az-Zahrawi, the Great Muslim Surgeon Who Influenced Modern Medical Science”

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