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Ibn Khaldun: Studies on His Contribution in Economy
In the following section, we focus on Ibn Khaldun's contribution to economic thought. We publish contributions by recognized scholars who endeavoured recently to give Ibn Khaldun long overdue credit...
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CE4tF at the British Science Festival 2015
CE4tF will be hosting an event at this year’s British Science Festival in Birmingham.
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Gaza at the Crossroad of Civilisations: Two Contemporary Views
Gaza, this tormented part of Palestine, land of suffering and resistance, is also a land of long history. This article presents two recent attempts to recover the ancient and medieval history of Gaza...
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Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: An Historical Review
This review of medieval Arabic medical poetry is based on our study of the two major classical biographical encyclopedias: “Uyoon Al Anbaa Fi Tabaqaat Al Atibbaa” ("Essential Information on the...
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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign
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Daily Sabah: A woman with a past
Taken from www.dailysabah.com/features/2014/07/12/a-woman-with-a-past: Fatima al-Fihri, a Muslim woman activist from the annals of history has been reintroduced to inspire future generations.
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The role of Ibn Sina (Avicenna)’s Medical Poem in the transmission of medical knowledge to medieval Europe
Were you aware that in the Medieval Islamic world, celebrated scientists such as Ibn Sina used to relay their teachings through  poetry? Poems structure and rhythm  aided the process of...
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Ottoman Music Therapy
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The Invention of Spectacles between the East and the West
The following article by the expert scholar Lutfallah Gari surveys the historical sources to uncover the ancient history of the invention of spectacles. To the question "where and when were they...
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Mulla Nasruddin Khodja a Major Character of Muslim Satiric Literature
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1001 Inventions launched exhibition in Riyadh
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Circumcision Ceremonies at the Ottoman Palace
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Figure 2: An illustration of a medical practitioner during treatment of a patient. (Source: Millet Kutuphanesi, Ali Emiri, nr. 79.).
Figure 3: View from the exhibition in Edirne History of Medicine Museum. (Source).
Figure 4: Süleymaniye Medical Madrasa in Istanbul. See Salim Ayduz, Suleymaniye Medical Madrasa.
Figure 5: Early anatomical scene from the treatise of surgery by Şerefeddin Sabuncuoǧlu. (Source). © 2004 American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Figure 7: Example of the application of the cautery for the treatment of wounds and bleeding in Şerefeddin Sabuncuoǧlu's book. (Source). © 2004 American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Figure 8: Illustration showing the use of a rack to straighten the spine in the manuscript of Şerefeddin Sabuncuoǧlu. (Source). © 2004 American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Figure 2: Professor Jim Al-Khalili at the conference "Muslim Heritage in our World: Social Cohesion" at Hoare Memorial Hall, Church House, Westminster (15 October 2008). (© FSTC 2008)
Figure 3: Illustration from Kitab Al Hayawan (Book of Animals) of Al-Jahiz (Source).
Figure 4: Image from The Book of Animals of al-Jahiz. Current locatio: Pinacoteca Ambrosiana in Mailand, Italy. Source: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002 (Source).
Figure 2: Satellite global map of the Mediterranean. (Source).
Figure 3: Model of a "chebec", an Arab ship famous for its speed and maneuverability. The chebec proved so useful as a fast raider, despatch boat or even merchant ship that versions of it were adopted in other countries. (Source).
Figure 4: Front cover of European and Islamic Trade in the Early Ottoman State: The Merchants of Genoa and Turkey by Kate Fleet (Cambridge University Press, 1999).
Figure 5: View of Najjarin Funduq in Fez, Morocco. Like the Caravanserais, the Funduq is a North African term for a small, urban shop complex. A typical funduq is a square two-storey structure built around a central courtyard with shops on one floor and store rooms on the other. (Source).
Figure 6: Covered Bazaar in Istanbul. View from the Beyazit Gate, leading into the Kalpakçilar Street at its western end. Above the entrance is the royal monogram (tugra) of Abdülhamid II (1876-1909), marking the construction of the gate during the 1892-94 restoration. A short Arabic phrase included in the monogram medallion says: "God loves the one who does trade". (Source).
Figure 7: Front cover of Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Ocean: An Economic History from the Rise of Islam to 1750 by K. N. Chaudhuri (Cambridge University Press, 1985).

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