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Summarised extracts from a full article: The Impact of Islamic Science and Learning on England by Salah Zaimeche Adelard of Bath and Daniel of Morley are the two most influential English scientists, not just because they were amongst the very first, but also because they brought in...
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Extracted from the full article: Sicily by Salah Zaimeche Control of Sicily implied a major role in the affairs of the Mediterranean world, and it is thus no wonder that during the Middle Ages possession of the island was a prize contested among the major Mediterranean powers...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Sicily by Salah Zaimeche To understand the fall of Sicily in the late 11th century, it is necessary, however briefly, to explain the Muslim context at the time. In the 11th century, the Muslim world was locked in intense warfare between Sunnis...
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Alcazar de Genil interior Summarised extracts from a full article: Granada- The Last Refuge of Muslims in Spain by Salah Zaimeche Granada produced a large number of scholars. The names of the best known are included here: Al-Mazini al-Andalusi al-...
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Samarqand Madrasa Summarised extracts from a full article: Samarkand by Salah Zaimeche Jamshid al-Kashi (Born: about 1380 Died: 1436 in Samarkand, now Uzbekistan) At the time that al-Kashi was growing up Timur was devastating large regions in...
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Extracted from the full article: Aleppo by Salah Zaimeche Khalifa Ben Abi Al-Mahassin Syria produced a number of eminent writers in the field of eye surgery, such as a certain Salah Al-Din, who wrote Kitab Nur Al-uyun wa-Jami Al-Funun (light of the eyes), which is most...
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Extracted from the full article: Aleppo by Salah Zaimeche Al-Farabi The ruler Sayf al-Dawla provided a house at Aleppo for al-Farabi, known in Latin as Alpharabius. Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Tarkhan ibn Uzlagh al-Farabi was born in Wasit near Farab, Turkestan...
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Extracted from the full article: Damascus by Salah Zaimeche When he reached Damascus, the Moroccan traveller, Ibn Battuta (b. Tangier 1304; d. 1368-9) is struck by the dedication of its population to all forms and manners of religious charitable foundations. There were so many...
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Extracted from the full article: Damascus by Salah Zaimeche Abul-Fadl Jaafar ibn Ali al-Dimishqi is an economist who flourished in Damascus and other places in Syria. He composed in or before 1175 the Kitab al-ishara ila mahasin al-tijara wa matrifa aljayyid al-atrad wa radiha wa...
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Summarised extracts from a full article: Hama by Salah Zaimeche Usama ibn Munqidh (fl. 1138-1188 CE) was born in the castle of Shayzar (Caesarea ad Orontem) in the valley of the Orontes, fifteen miles north of Hama. His chief literary work was probably done during the years 1164-1174,...
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