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Women's Contribution to Classical Islamic Civilisation: Science, Medicine and Politics
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International Women's Day
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Technology in sub-Saharan Cultures
Genetic and paleontological findings have concluded that Africa is the birthplace of the entire human race. Africa is often thought of as a continent rich in natural beauty and culture. However,...
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Dental Care in Islamic Medical Science: Muhammad al-Aqkirmani (d. 1760) and his Risalah fi hukm al-Siwak
Most of the oldest Muslim treatises on Siwak remain in a manuscript form. However, similar works on this issue have also appeared in later periods...
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The Mechanical Water Clock Of Ibn Al-Haytham
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Ottoman Music Therapy
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Lighthouse of Alexandria in the sources from Islamic Civilisation
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Embedding Scientific Ideas as a Mode of Science Transmission
I used the discipline of astronomy as a template to record the transmitted ideas and hoped that other people, who work on other disciplines, would do the same, all in an effort to paint a fuller...
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Manchester Science Festival to Feature Family Event on Ibn Al-Haytham
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Manuscript Review: The Clear Exposition of the Principles of Accountability, by Ibn al-Ukhuwwah
[Ibn al-Ukhuwwah] provides a summary of the positive and negative injunctions contained in the standard codes of the Shari`ah together with regulations for the safe guarding of public...
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Constantine the African and the Qayrawani doctors: Contribution of the ‘Phoenicians’ of North Africa to Latin Medicine in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
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Albucasis: A Landmark for Arabic and European Surgery
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Fig 2.Series of woodcuts of chemical and distilling apparatus from The works of Jabir ibn Hayyan (Geber in Latin), the most famous Arabian prince and philosopher, faithfully Englished by Richard Russel (London, 1678).  (e) Calcination, (f) Water bath, (g) Vessels, (h) Fixation and Sublimation
Fig 3. Arabic manuscript held in the British Library showing the distillation process in a treatise of chemistry. © The British Library, London.
Fig 4. Pharmacist preparing drugs. From a MS of the Arabic translation of Dioscorides' Materia Medica. (Source).

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