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East Meets West in Venice
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's trade with the lands to its east and south. The profound mutual influences that resulted...
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Ottoman Contributions to Science and Technology
The Ottoman contribution to science and technology during their six hundred year rule is beyond measure. This article is a brief outline of just some of the Ottoman scientific activities and related...
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In Memory of Aydin Sayili
Aydin Sayilli (1913-1993) was an eminent historian of science whose pioneering work during a 50-year career...
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A Plea for the Recovery of the Forgotten History of Muslim Heritage
This is a review of the book published in 2007 by Michael Hamilton Morgan, Lost History. The essay attempts...
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Islam’s Forgotten Contributions to Medical Science
The transmission of medical knowledge can be traced to some of the earliest writings in human history. Yet a...
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It's Time to Herald the Arabic Science That Prefigured Darwin and Newton
In this era of intolerance and cultural tension, Professor Al-Khalili launched a hearty plea in The Guardian...
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Remembering the Language of History and Science: When the World Spoke Arabic
Two shows are expected to be broadcast on BBC Four in January 2009: An Islamic History of Europe by Rageh...
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The Invention of Spectacles between the East and the West
The following article by the expert scholar Lutfallah Gari surveys the historical sources to uncover the...
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