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Figure 1: Interior of the Great Mosque of Córdoba. (Source).
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Figure 2: The Bâyezîd Dâr al-Shifâ of Edirne
Figure 3: Dental treatment of an Ottoman physician
Figure 4: The Galatasaray Medical School Building
Figure 5: A constellation star picture constructed by an Ottoman astronomer
Figure 6: A colour calendar page produced by an Ottoman Chief Astronomer
Figure 7: An Ottoman mechanical clock
Figure 8: Astronomical equipment for an Astrolabe
Figure 9: Miniature of the Istanbul Observatory
Figure 10: A miniature of the Istanbul Observatory staff and observers
Figure 11: The Samarkand Observatory
Figure 2: Aerial view of a Typical North African Roman Town showing here Timgad (Algeria) Source: Lassus (1981, p.14)
Figure 3: Islamic North Africa in the 13th century. Source: Laroui (1977)
Figure 4: Tunis in 1636 Source: Abdelkafi (1989, p.52)
Figure 5: Typical Residential Quarter (Huma) in Tunis. Source: Abdelkafi (1989, p.44)
Table 1: General indicators on North Africa
Table 2: The general form of the Roman town Sources: Mumford (1961), Owens, (1992).
Table 3: Major towns in North Africa and their sizes (in ‘000's) at the eve of colonisation.
Plan of Sultan Suleyman Pasha Madrassa
Mehmet Afendi Madrassa

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