Piri Reis and the Book of Sea Lore (Kitab-i Bahriye)
Kitab i-Bahriye's description of the coasts of Algeria,...
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The Travels of Ibn Jubair
Born in Valencia, Ibn Jubair (Ibn Jubayr) travelled widely...
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Al-Muqaddasi: An Encyclopaedic Scholar
Al-Muqaddasi (or Al-Maqdisi), originally from Al-Quds (...
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Architecture of Muslim Spain and North Africa
First in a series of articles on the Architecture of Muslim...
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The Mosque of Cordoba
One cannot visit Cordoba (in Spain) today without a trip to...
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Al-Zahra - City of Andalus
Al-Zahra became renowned for its high advanced civilisation...
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Bab Mardum Mosque - An inspiration for Gothic?
Bab Mardum Mosque was built in Toledo Spain between 999 and...
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Al-Hambra Palace and the river of paradise
The palace is an architectural masterpiece in every term....
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Architecture under Abbassid Patronage (750-892)
The Abbassids became patrons of a number of gigantic...
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