The Islamic Golden Age was an unprecedented era of literary, medical, philosophical, and scientific development within the Muslim world. It is generally dated between 750 and 1260, though some scholars consider it to have peaked between 750 and 950. Knowledge of this era has become widespread in the West, communicated mainly through the public education system and popular culture, and to a lesser extent through Muslim apologists online. In contrast, the European Middle Ages (dating from 400 to 1400), have historically been known as the Dark Ages. The Muslim world during the same period is popularly depicted as scientifically advanced,...
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