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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 Advent of Experimental Chemistry
Experiment is what differentiates science of Muslim Civilisation from Greek speculation (called science)....
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Pharmacology in the Making
Advances in Muslim chemistry led to the development of Muslim pharmacology. Al-Zahrawi made pioneering...
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Abu al-Qasim Al-Zahrawi the Great Surgeon
Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas Al-Zahrawi (936-1013 CE), also known in the West as Albucasis, was an...
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Eye Specialists in Islamic Cultures
"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years to consider the fascinating history of the old Arabian...
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Mapping the World
Some of the great contributions to geography by early Muslims who were driven by an intense interest not only...
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The Islamic Historical Literature
The narration of historical events and the reflexion upon their causes are old scholarly concerns since...
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