Historic map of Venice by Piri Reis in the Kitab al-Bahriye (Book of Navigation). (Source).
East Meets West in VeniceLEARN MORE
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's...
Figure 1: Imaginary portrait of Ibn al-Haytham. (Source).
Ibn al-Haytham and PsychophysicsLEARN MORE
The famous scientist Ibn al-Haytham (‘Alhazen') has rightly been credited with many advances in optics and...
Figure 1: Front cover of Cybernetics – Past, Present, Future (in Turkish) by Toygar Akman
Book Review of Dr. Toygar Akman's “Cybernetics”LEARN MORE
"Cybernetics: Past, Present, Future" published by Toygar Akman, a renowned expert in the field, retraces for...
Figure 1: Dome of the clocks in the courtyard of the of Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. © Bernard Gagnon (31 March 2010). (Source).
From Frankfurt and Cairo to Damascus: Recent Models of the Umayyad Mosque ClockLEARN MORE
From Frankfurt and Cairo to Damascus: Recent Models of the Umayyad Mosque Clock, The Umayyad Mosque Clock,...
Figure 1-2: Two pages of a manuscript of Kitab Tanqih al-Manazir by Kamal al-Din al-Farisi dated Ramadan 708 (February-March 1309). © Adilnor Collection. (Source).
Kamal al-Din Abu al-Hasan (or al-Hasan) al-FarisiLEARN MORE
In this short bio-bibliography of Kamal al-Din al-Farisi, Dr Saira Malik presents succinctly the life and...
Figure 2: Miniature showing an Ottoman horse archer, one of the most feared warriors of the middle ages. Note the archer's skill at shooting behind him while riding a horse. (Source)
Who Wrote the First “Useful” Archery Manual?LEARN MORE
In this article we will be looking at several handbooks on archery written in both the Islamic world and in...