Figure 1: A timeline graph showing the thousand years missing history. (Courtesy of The Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilization).
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Figure 1. Tunis "View of the City of Tunis the Capital of that Kingdom on the Coast of Barbary", Copper etching by Bankes. Published by C. Cooke in London, ca 1775. Source: www.raremaps.de/printsnorthafrica.html
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The opening slide of Professor Rabie E Abdel-Halim's presentation at the Wellcome Collection in May 2012.
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Figure 2: Hindiba as illustrated in Kitab min al tibb fi‘l-ahkami‘l-kulliyyat ve‘l-edviyatu‘l-mufredat. Suleymaniye Library. Registered at section Ayasofya, No: 3748.
Figure 3: A 16th century chemistry laboratory as illustrated by Prof. Suheyl Unver.
Figure 2: Beginning of the Nutaf fragment in Kitāb mīzān al-hikma (Saint Petersburg, Russian National Library, Khanikoff collection, MS 117, folio 66b).
Figure 3: Andhra Pradesh Government Oriental Manuscripts Library and Research Institute in Hayderabad, Codex Riyādhī 125, p. 82. Note the title of the text Nutaf min al-hiyal (indicated by the red arrow) written in the manuscript in a colourful ink.
Figure 2: The travels of Ibn Khaldun and their geopolitic background: (a) Map of the Mediteranean basin in the 14th century; (b) map of Ibn Khaldun's travels from Spain to the Islamic East. (Source).
Figure 3: The façade of The Alcázar of Seville in Spain, originally built by the Almohads who called it first Al-Muwarak, on the site of the modern day Alcázar. (Source). The Real Alcázar Palace hosted between 19 May and 30 September 2006 the exhibition Ibn Khaldun, the Mediterranean in the 14th century: The Rise and Fall of Empires. The exhibition looked at the political, economic and social relationships between Europe and the Arab-north African world in the 14th century. A special focus was laid on the broad exchanges and conflicts that traversed this geographical framework, which produced a rich cultural and artistic legacy that marked the period. See the website of the exhibition.
Figure 4: Front cover of the Spanish edition of the Muqaddima: Introduccion a la historia universal: Al-Muqaddimah (San Diego, CA: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA, 2006, Hardcover).
Figure 5: Pages from a manuscript of Lubābu al-muhassal fī usūli al-dīn (the Quintessence of the foundations of religion) by Ibn Khaldun. This text was, a commentary on the theology of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, was written by Ibn Khaldun at the age of 19 under the supervision of his teacher al-ābilī in Tunis. (Source) (click on "Ibn Khaldun").
Figure 6: Beginning of Ibn Khaldun's text Shifā' al-sā'il fi tahdhīb al-masā'il, a work on Sufism composed around 1373 in Fes, Morocco. MS in Princeton University Library, folio 62. (Source).