This program studies the codification of Islamic law and assimilation of non-Arab texts--and the ensuing competition between the ulema, or doctors of the law, and the philosophers, who saw reason as an equal to divine enlightenment.
This collection of DVDs contains the following titles of insterest: The Age of Absolutism -- program 32. Absolutism and the social contract -- disc 10. program 33. The enlightened despots -- program 34. The Enlightenment -- program 35. The Enlightenment and society -- program 36. The modern philosophers -- disc 11. program 37