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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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‘Umar al-Khayyam (Omar Khayyam)
‘Umar al-Khayyam (better known as Omar Khayyam, 1048-1123 CE), was a polymath scholar from Nishapur, Persia....
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Introducing Medical Humanities in the Medical Curriculum in Saudi Arabia: A Pedagogical Experiment
In a marked shift from the positivist philosophy that influenced medical education for more than a century,...
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Ibn Zuhr and the Progress of Surgery
This study of the original Arabic edition of the book Al-Taysir fi ‘l-Mudawat wa’l-Tadbir (Book of...
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Experimental Medicine 1000 Years Ago
Little is known about the state of experimentation in the field of medicine during the Medieval Islamic era....
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Ibn Al-Haytham on Eye and Brain, Vision and Perception
Ibn al-Haytham was the major figure in the study of optics and vision in the Middle Ages and his influence...
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Reason and Rationality in the Quran
In this long and well written article, Dr Ibrahim Kalin, based on his thorough study of the history of...
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