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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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The Appreciation of Arabic Science and Technology in the Middle Ages
This article describes the appreciation of Arabic science and technology in the Middle Ages through the...
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Yaqut al-Hamawi
Yâqût al-Hamawî was a Syrian biographer and geographer known for his encyclopaedia writings of the Muslim...
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Scientific Transfer and Scholarship in Medieval Arabic Pharmacology
Arabic pharmacology, a branch of scientific literature dealing with the preparation and application of...
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Al-Kindi
Ya'qub b. Ishaq al-Kindi was an early Arab scholar of the 9th century, one of the first great scientists that...
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When Ridhwan al-Sa’ati Anteceded Big Ben by More than Six Centuries
The following article by Abdel Aziz al-Jaraki, a scholar from Damascus, describes the context of the...
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The Legacy of Muslim Kung Fu Masters
An important legacy of Islam in China is represented by Muslim Kung Fu, developed throughout history by...
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