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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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How Islam Created the Modern World
In a clear and concise language, Mark Graham endeavours to show in his book How Islam Created the Modern...
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What Islam Did For Us
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Precious Records of Eclipses in Muslim Astronomy and History
On the occasion of the lunar eclipse that occurs on 28 August 2007, we produce a short survey of some records...
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Latinized Names of Muslim Scholars
This article includes the Latinized names of Muslim scholars.
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The Mechanics of Banu Musa in the Light of Modern System and Control Engineering
This article is a review of the book published recently by Professor Attila Bir (Istanbul Technical...
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Automation and Robotics in Muslim Heritage: The Cultural Roots of al-Jazari's Mechanical Systems
This short paper introduces a longer essay by Prof. Gunalan Nadarajan, Associate Dean of Research and...
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