Book Review of “Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's Tenth-century Baghdadi Cookbook” by Nawal NasrallahLEARN MORE
Written nearly a thousand years ago, Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's tenth-century cookbook is the most comprehensive...
Figure 1: A miniature page of al-Firdawsî's Shahnama indicating the birth of Rustam. Source: Topkapi Palace Library, MS H 1479.
Caesarean Section in Early Islamic LiteratureLEARN MORE
Some medical historians of the last century mistakenly recorded that Caesarean section was strictly forbidden...
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: Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu by Charles Jervas (ca 1675-1739) (oil on canvas, after 1716). © National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin. (Source).
Lady Montagu and the Introduction of Smallpox Inoculation to EnglandLEARN MORE
The English aristocrat and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) is today remembered particularly for...
Figure 1: A detail figure of Divrigi Dar al-Shifa's gate. Ord. Prof. Dr. A. Süheyl Unver Nakishanesi Yorumuyla Divrigi Ulucami ve Sifahanesi Tas Bezemeleri, VIII. Turk Tip Tarihi Kongresi 16-18 Haziran 2004 Sivas-Divrigi (ed. Nil Sari, G. Mesara, N. Colpan), Istanbul 2004, p. 7.
The Medical Organization at the Ottoman CourtLEARN MORE
The Ottoman imperial Palace was quite different from Western palaces and courts, for it was not only the...