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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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Ahmad Salim Sa‘idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic Mathematics
Since the middle of the 20th century, the history of Arabic mathematics evolved as a sub-field of history of...
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Ibn Sina on Education
This study presents the theory of education in the philosophy of Ibn Sina, considered by ancient and modern...
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Logical Necessities in Mixed Equations: 'Abd Al-Hamîd Ibn Turk and the Algebra of his Time
The famed Muslim scholar Al-Kwarazmi has long been known as the father of Algebra. In this article, Aydin...
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In Memory of Aydin Sayili
Aydin Sayilli (1913-1993) was an eminent historian of science whose pioneering work during a 50-year career...
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A Plea for the Recovery of the Forgotten History of Muslim Heritage
This is a review of the book published in 2007 by Michael Hamilton Morgan, Lost History. The essay attempts...
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Islam’s Forgotten Contributions to Medical Science
The transmission of medical knowledge can be traced to some of the earliest writings in human history. Yet a...
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