Figure 1: Ibn al-Haytham (here Alhasen) sharing with Galileo the honour of holding up the title page of Hevelius' Selenographia, pub¬lished in 1647. Note the image of the brain on the plinth below Ibn al-Haytham. Image courtesy of the library of the Royal Society.
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Figure 1: Sultan Murad III's firman about al-Tusi's book Tahrir Kitab usul al-Handasa li-Uqlidis printed in Italy in 1594.
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Figure 1: Professor Peter Adamson. (Source).
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Figure 1: Diagram from Kamal al-Din al-Farisi's great work Kitab Tanqih al-Manazir li-dhawi al-absar wa-‘l-basa'ir in which he edited the famous drawing of the nervous system from Kitab al-Manazir of Ibn al-Haytham. Source: Tanqîh al-Manazir, Istanbul, Topkapi Palace Museum Library, Ahmed III, MS 3340, folio 16a.
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Figure 1: A folio from the Akhlaq-i Nasiri, a philosophical treatise written by Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, the prestigious scientist and intellectual. (Source).
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Figure 1: Timeline (in CE) of Ibn al-Nafis in relation to some of his contemporaries and predecessors. The filled-in event box is for Ibn al-Nafis, the dotted-boundary box for his professor Muhadhdhab al-Din al-Dakhwar and the dashed-boundary box for Ibn al-Quff, one of his most famous students.
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