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When the World was Upside Down: Maps from Muslim Civilisation
We tend to take many things for granted. Today, we are equipped with numerous means of communication and transport over land, sea and air. We have such freedom to swiftly travel around the globe, so...
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Piri Reis: A Genius 16th-Century Ottoman Cartographer and Navigator
Piri Reis is a well known Ottoman-Turkish admiral, geographer and cartographer from the 16th century. His famous world map compiled in 1513 and discovered in 1929 at Topkapi Palace in Istanbul is the...
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Zheng He - the Chinese Muslim Admiral
The Beijing Olympic Games started on Friday 8 August 2008 with a dramatic opening ceremony featuring a cast of thousands performers that celebrated the arts and achievements of China's long history....
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Filling the Gap in the History of Pre-Modern Industry: 1000 Years of Missing Islamic Industry
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Latinized Names of Muslim Scholars
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
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Ibn Battuta
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Mapping and Picturing: Maps as Records of History
A study of historical maps and sea charts indicates that cartographers have often considered map making as an...
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Ottoman Maritime Arsenals And Shipbuilding Technology In The 16th And 17th Centuries
In this article Prof. Idris Bostan describes Ottoman shipbuilding efforts and achievements within the broader...
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