Figure 1: A sphere circumscribed in a cylinder: the sphere has two thirds of the volume and surface area of the circumscribing cylinder.
The Volume of the Sphere in Arabic Mathematics: Historical and Analytical SurveyLEARN MORE
The following article focuses on the cubic measure of the volume of the sphere in Arabic mathematics. After a...
Figure 1: Prof. Dr. Ali Haydar. (Source).
Turkish Medical History of the Seljuk EraLEARN MORE
The Great Seljuk state was part of the medieval Islamic civilization. Most of its scientific institutions and...
Figure 1: Front covers of two recently published books on the scientific legacy of the Islamic tradition and its impact on modern science: Aladdin's Lamp: How Greek Science Came to Europe Through the Islamic World by John Freely (Knopf, 2009) and Science and Islam: A History by Ehsan Masood (Icon Books, 2009).
Shining light upon lightLEARN MORE
Two science histories dissect the transfer of knowledge between the Greco–Islamic and European civilizations...
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...
Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Al-Ghazali. (Source).
Al-Ghazali's Theory of EducationLEARN MORE
Al-Ghazali (1058-1111) was one of the most influential Muslim thinkers. A jurist, logician, theologian, and...
Figure 5: A few scenes by İnci Özen from the Dar al-Shifa of Anbar bin Abdullah during the Seljuk reign in Turkey. The figure is depicting the gate and the music therapy by the physicians. Picture copied by the permission of Nil Sari. Source: Amasya Selcuklu Osmanli mimarisi ve bezemeleri, edited by Nil Sari, Gülbün Mesara, and Ü. Emrah Kurt (Istanbul 2007).
Ottoman Music TherapyLEARN MORE
Music has been used as a mean of therapy through the centuries to counter all kinds of disorders by various...