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Allah’s Automata – A Review of the Exhibition
Reflections on: A New Exhibition on Artifacts of the Arab/Islamic Renaissance ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany: October 30, 2015 - February 28, 2016 http://zkm.de/en/event/2015/10/globale-allahs-automata...
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Scholarly Traditions of the Schools in Baghdad: The Mustansiria as a Model
Baghdad schools are a challenging topic, involving several different facets of history. These include cartography to identify the location of each school, biographical studies to identify their...
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“Egyptology: The Missing Millennium” of Medieval Arabic Sources
In this paper, I would like to discuss the missing millennium of Medieval Arabic sources in the study of Egyptology. Much of the arguments that I present here are detailed in my book. These include:...
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Lund Astronomical Clock
The genesis of this article lies in a recent visit to the Romanesque cathedral of Lund. While in the cathedral, I walked over to the medieval astronomical clock to await the moving figures and music...
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Top Seven Ingenious Clocks from Muslim Civilisation that Defied the Middle Ages
TIME TELLING MACHINES: Revealing 7 marvellous mechanical and water-powered clocks from early Muslim Civilisation. These sophisticated devices that defied the Middle Ages.
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The International Year of Light Sheds Light on the Dark Ages
The UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies is a multi-faceted celebration of light in its scientific, technological and cultural context. Central to this has been the...
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Certain Aspects of Medical Instruction in Medieval Islam and its Influences on Europe
In this article, Professor Aydin Syili analyses the medical teaching in the different phases of Islamic...
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The Advent of Scientific Chemistry
Until recently, the mainstream history of scientific ideas has failed to acknowledge numerous Islamic...
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A ‘Gap-Filling’ Book on Islamic Economic Thought
This book is a collection of previously-published papers on the origins of economic thought discovered in the...
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In Memoriam of Aydin Sayili: Biography and Account of his Scientific Activity
The following article presents a thorough intellectual biography of the late Aydin Sayili, the well known...
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Glimpses in the History of A Great Number: Pi in Arabic Mathematics
The Greek letter pi (symbolized by p) is defined as the ratio of the circumference of the circle to its...
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Arabic and the Art of Printing
In this special section reproduced from Aramco World (issue March/April 1981), distinguished authors cover...
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