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From Baghdad to Barcelona: The Anxiety of Influence in the Transmission of the Greek and Arabic Sciences
Drawing on Harold Bloom’s model of poetic influence and supersession in his famous book, “The Anxiety of Influence,” and considering several historical cases of cross-cultural reception of the...
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Astronomy in Medieval Jerusalem
There can be no comparison with the established sophisticated astronomical traditions in Mamlûk Cairo and Damascus and Aleppo, with substantial numbers of capable astronomers, but since the Jerusalem...
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Dental Care in Islamic Medical Science: Muhammad al-Aqkirmani (d. 1760) and his Risalah fi hukm al-Siwak
Most of the oldest Muslim treatises on Siwak remain in a manuscript form. However, similar works on this issue have also appeared in later periods...
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Arabic Medicinal Manuscripts of Pre-Colonial Northern Nigeria: A Descriptive List
West African Muslim scholars produced a number of Arabic works relating to medicine, philosophy, economic studies, political thought, geography, architecture, town planning and public administration...
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Islamic Astronomy from “Star Wars” to Star Tables
The most obvious difference between modern and Islamic astronomy is that the latter is primarily mathematical and predictive, and the former has other observational goals, such as describing the...
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Okasha El-Daly Lectures at Leeds on Muslim Heritage in Our World
The Leeds University Islamic Awareness Week organised by students, invited Dr. Okasha El Daly to deliver the...
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Women Dealing with Health during the Ottoman Reign
In the history of Islamic civilization, many hospitals were founded by women, either as wives, daughters or...
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The Paracelsian Influence on Ottoman Medicine
Galen's concept of medicine which dominated the medical world almost nearly for fifteen centuries began to...
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Mont Saint-Michel or Toledo: Greek or Arabic Sources for Medieval European Culture?
In a recent book, Sylvain Gouguenheim has caused a furore in claiming that European culture owes nothing to...
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Al-Farabi's Doctrine of Education: Between Philosophy and Sociological Theory
Throughout the ages thinkers have raised the question of what the human being ought to learn in order to be...
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Circumcision Ceremonies at the Ottoman Palace
Circumcision is widely practiced in all Islamic countries. Festivities pertaining to circumcision vary...
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