Figure 1: Victor and Cheek in Kalila wa-Dimna. Manuscript dated circa 1200 CE, Syria. (Source).
Kalila wa-DimnaLEARN MORE
One of the most popular books ever written is the book the Arabs know as Kalila wa-Dimna, a bestseller for...
Figure 1: Geographical distribution of production for the different kinds of coffees (r : robusta, a : arabica, m : robusta & arabica). (Source).
The Coffee Route from Yemen to London 10th-17th CenturiesLEARN MORE
The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the 9th century. From Eastern Africa, coffee spread to...
Sali Shahsivari presenting his lecture in the "1001 Inventions" conference. © FSTC 2010.
Heritage Research for Cultural Inter-Appreciation in the BalkansLEARN MORE
[Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26...
Figure 1: The Al-Azem Palace in Hama. Photo taken by the author.
The Courtyard Houses of SyriaLEARN MORE
The courtyard house is one of the most enduring architectural forms, transcending regional, historical and...
Figure 1: Detail of a floral decoration in the Dome of the Rock Mosque.
Introduction to Islamic ArtLEARN MORE
One area where the genius of the Muslim civilisation has been recognised worldwide is that of art. The...
The Suleymaniye Mosque Complex in Istanbul is one of the greatest Ottoman architectural achievements. Located on the second Hill of Istanbul, it is the second largest mosque in the city and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul. The Suleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Suleiman I by the great Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan between 1550 and 1557. (Source).
Architectural Links between East and West in Early Modern TimesLEARN MORE
In a programme broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 14 February 2010, the work and influence of the great...