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Medicine and Health in Medieval Arabic Poetry: An Historical Review
This review of medieval Arabic medical poetry is based on our study of the two major classical biographical encyclopedias: “Uyoon Al Anbaa Fi Tabaqaat Al Atibbaa” ("Essential Information on the...
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The Mechanical Water Clock Of Ibn Al-Haytham
The Foundation for Science, Technology and Civilisation (FSTC) announces their new achievement in the history of Islamic clocks. For the first time, the work of Ibn al-Haytham on the water...
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New Results In The Research On Some Mathematical Works Of Nasir Al-Din Al-Tusi
The article analyses the mathematical contents of four texts by Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (1201-1274), one of the most original and prolific scientists of the classical Islamic tradition. These four texts...
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East Meets West in Venice
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's trade with the lands to its east and south. The profound mutual influences that resulted...
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A New Arabic Text of Mechanics: Sinan ibn Thabit on the Theory of Simple Machines
The Arabic manuscript Orient fol. 3306 preserved at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin was in its original form a precious collection of Arabic scientific texts of mechanics and optics. It contains a...
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Four Medieval Hospitals in Syria
The creation of hospitals as institutions for the care of sick people was developed during the early Islamic era. Over time, hospitals were found in all Islamic towns. This article describes four of...
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Figure 1: Artistic impression of Ali Al-Qushji ©Bunyamin Kara.
Ali Al-Qushji and His Contributions to Mathematics and Astronomy
Ali Al-Qushji was one of the most noteworthy and important scientists in the Islamic world. He wrote valuable...
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Figure 1: Location map showing Kerala in India.
Kerala Mathematics and Its Possible Transmission to Europe
The Kerala School of astronomy and mathematics was an Indian school of mathematics and astronomy founded by...
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