Figure 1a-b: Two views from Kitab al-filaha of Ibn al-Awwâm: (a) manuscript page (Source) and front cover of the edition and Spanish translation by Joseph Antonio Banqueri (Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1802). (Source). The Kitab al-Filahah al-Andalusiyah (The Book of Andalusian Agriculture) by Abu Zakariya Yahya ibn Muhammad ibn al-Awwam al-Ishbili (d. 1185) consists of 35 chapters dealing with agronomy, cattle and poultry raising, and beekeeping. It deals with 585 plants; explains the cultivation of more than 50 fruit trees; and includes many valuable observations on soils, manures, plant grafting, and plant diseases.
Gleanings from the Islamic Contribution in AgricultureLEARN MORE
The Islamic tradition of agriculture, whether in the form of the outstanding progress in agriculture...
Figure 1: A page from a manuscript of Ibn Khaldun's autobiography Al-ta'rif bi-Ibn Khaldun wa-rihlatuhu sharqan wa gharban. (Source).
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A famous signed sketch of Hypatia, included as an insert in Elbert Hubbard's pamphlet Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers, vol. 23, no 4, 1908.
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The imaginary portrait of Ibn Khaldun in a Tunisian 10 Dinar banknote. (Source).
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Dr Salim Ayduz presenting his lecture.
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Dr Salim Ayduz, researcher at FSTC, presented on Tuesday 9 February 2010 a conference on the Muslim...