Politics and economics have recently brought into sharp focus the Arabic languages, but there was a time when contact between different civilizations was more civilized and when Arabic had an immense effect on the humanities and sciences in the western world. That is why academics and judges and ministers, etc., still wear robes derived from Arab dress. Here we suggest Arabic's influence on western languages.
Ashley, Leonard R. N.
"All the Perfumes of Arabia,"
Word Ways: Vol. 41
, Article 28.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol41/iss4/28