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Dr Rim Turkmani* Table of contents 1. The old ‘new philosophy' 2. Found in translation 3. The book hunters 4. Heavenly problems 5. Reaching out 6. Search and research 7. Arabick material in the collections of the Royal Society 8. Arabick acknowledgment 9. Notes * * * 1. The old ‘...
This critical edition of al-Isfizāri's book deals with the field of mechanics, known in the Arabic scientific tradition as "the sciences of weights and ingenious devices" ('Ilmay al-Athqāl wa-‘l-Ḥiyal). On the basis of the extant manuscripts of Al-Isfizari’s works in these two fields, the book intro...
Ruveyda Ozturk* Review of Egyptology: The Missing Millennium, Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic Writings, by Okasha El Daly. London: UCL Press, 2005. Paperback: 230 pages; ISBN-10: 1844720624 – ISBN-13: 978-1844720620. Dimensions: 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.7 inches. Contents 1. Presentation of the book...
Margaret Morris* Table of contents 1. Presentation of the book 2. About the author 3. Table of contents Preface ix Chapter 1: The Islamic Landscape: Place and Memory 3 Chapter 2: Making the Desert Bloom Transforming an Inhospitable Earth 13 Chapter 3: The Science of Gardening Ag...

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