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Rediscovering Arabic Science
The magazine Saudi Aramco World published in May-June 2007 an interesting folder on Arabic and Islamic science. The folder of 20 pages consists of several articles illustrated with a rich iconography...
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The Cannon of Mehmed II
In the Fort Nelson Museum a huge bronze cannon sits in the court yard. Cast in two peices in 1464 by the...
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Muslim Contribution to Cosmetics
Al-Zahrawi's medical encyclopaedia, used in Europe's Universities from the 12th-17th century, discusses under...
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The Book of Water (Kitab Al-Ma'a)
Kitab Al-Ma'a, a strange title for the first known Encyclopedia of Medicine arranged according to the...
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Astronomical Observatories in the Classical Islamic Culture
The modern astronomical observatory as a research institute (as opposed to a private observation post as was...
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Eye Specialists in Islamic Cultures
"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years to consider the fascinating history of the old Arabian...
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The Islamic Historical Literature
The narration of historical events and the reflexion upon their causes are old scholarly concerns since...
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