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In a series about thinkers and achievements from the Islamic Golden Age, Professor Jonathan Bloom explains how Islamic scholars and thinkers became early adopters of paper.

In a major series for Radio 3, we rediscover some of the key thinkers and achievements from the Islamic Golden Age. The period ranges from 750 to 1258 CE and we'll hear about architecture, invention, medicine, innovation and philosophy. Professor Jonathan Bloom on how the Islamic scholars and thinkers were the early adopters of paper - far ahead of their European contemporaries.

Producer: Sarah Taylor.

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