Ahmad Y. al-Hassan

Professor Dr Ahmad Yusuf al-Hassan was one of the most important historians of Islamic science and technology.. Specialist of the various aspects of Islamic technology, the late A. Y. al-Hassan left a rich corpus of books and articles covering almost all aspects of the contributions made in the classical Islamic era to engineering, technology and industry.


This short article is taken from the full article (Professor Ahmad Y. al-Hassan) which is available here as 30 page PDF file From ancient history till the sixteenth century, the Near East led the world in technological innovation and advance. This is not to minimise the importance of Chinese...