Figure 1: Ottoman astronomers at work around Taqī al-Dīn at the Istanbul Observatory. Source: Istanbul University Library, F 1404, fol. 57a.
Taqi al-Din Ibn Ma’ruf: A Bio-Bibliographical EssayLEARN MORE
This article is a bio-bibliographical essay on the life and works of Taqī al-Dīn Ibn Ma'ruf, a scholar of...
Figure 1: Kórnik Castle – frontal elevation. This photo, as well as all the other photos, is taken by the author (Source: Malgorzata de Latour-Abdalla).
Islamic Art in Poland: The Kornik CastleLEARN MORE
The article is about the famous Kornik Castle near Poznan, in Poland which has many features inspired by...
Figure 1: The paper fortresses of Matrakçi depicted in his book Tuhfat al-Ghuzat (Süleymaniye Library, Esad Efendi, MS 2206).
Nasuh Al-Matrakî, A Noteworthy Ottoman Artist-Mathematician of the Sixteenth CenturyLEARN MORE
Matrakci Nasuh was a famous Ottoman polymath, writer and knight who produced important books in several...
Sinan’s Acoustical TechnologyLEARN MORE
This article gives the the results of a research project studying the acoustical properties of several...
Figure 1. Folio 2r of al-Hassâr's Kitâb al-Bayân bearing at the bottom both the Western and the Eastern Arabic forms of the nine numerals. Source: http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/ljs/PageLevel/index.cfm?ManID=ljs293&Page=3.
Al-Hassâr's Kitâb al-Bayân and the Transmission of the Hindu-Arabic NumeralsLEARN MORE
This article was a talk given at the 7th Maghrebi Colloque of the History of Arabic Mathematics held from 30...
Figure 1. Archway from the Darb-i Imam shrine in Isfahan, Iran, which was built in 1453 C.E. The larger pentagons outlined in pale blue were constructed using a large-scale girih tile pattern, and the small white pentagons were constructed using a small-scale girih tile pattern (Image courtesy of K. Dudley and M. Elliff).
A Discovery in Architecture: 15th Century Islamic Architecture Presages 20th Century MathematicsLEARN MORE
This article relates the discovery by two American scholars, Paul J. Steinhardt and Peter J. Lu (respectively...