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Ibn Khaldun and the Rise and Fall of Empires
The 14th-century historiographer and historian Abu Zayd ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun was a brilliant scholar and thinker now viewed as a founder of modern historiography, sociology and economics....
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Muslims in Norman Sicily
When the Normans took control of Sicily from the Muslims, they recognised the achievements of Muslims and...
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The Ottoman Han (Caravanserai) and Bazzars
The expansion of commerce in the Ottoman world necessitated the introduction of new types of buildings to...
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The Destruction of the Muslim Economic System: A Prime reason for the Decline of Muslim Science
Attacks on Islamic centres of wealth on land and on sea by Western Christian pirates greatly reduced the...
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The Muslim Carpet
The Muslim carpet has long been a luxury commodity sought by textile museums, rich collectors and wealthy...
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Umayyad Coins (661-750CE)
As part of a policy to unify the various regions under Islamic rule, Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan...
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Abbasid Coins (750-1258CE)
The Abbasid Dynasty experimented with different kinds of coins. They improved the appearance of coins using a...
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