Figure 2: Miniature showing an Ottoman horse archer, one of the most feared warriors of the middle ages. Note the archer's skill at shooting behind him while riding a horse. (Source)
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Figure 1: Historical map of the Islamic west until 1100. Adapted from Atlas of Western Art History (New York, 1994, p. 87). (Source).
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Figure 7: The Island Mosque.
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Figure 1: 15th-16th century manuscript of Divan-e Shamse Tabrizi depicting Shamse Tabrizi playing chess with a young Persian prince. (Source). The Diwan-e Kabir (Great Work) or Diwan-e Šams-e Tabrizi (The Works of Shams of Tabriz) is a major writing of Mawlana Jalal-ad-Din Muhammad Rumi , (d. 1273).
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Front cover of The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization by Jonathan Lyons (Bloomsbury, 2009).
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