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A Chronology – Turkey’s 700-year long venture in science and technology

by Feza Günergun Published on: 13th April 2017

A chronology on "Science from the East - Techniques from the West: Turkey's 700-year long venture" is compiled by Professor Dr. Feza Günergun, Department of the History of Science, Istanbul Universit...

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Ibn Wasil

by The Editorial Team Published on: 19th April 2013

Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad Ibn Wasil was an historian and man of letters, born in Hamat in Syria on 2 Shawwal 604/20 April 1208 and died in 697/1298. Visiting Iraq and Egypt, he witnessed the fall of t...

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Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun

by The Editorial Team Published on: 7th March 2013

Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun is considered a forerunner of original theories in social sciences and philosophy of history, as well as the author of original views in economics, prefiguring modern contrib...

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Trevor Hilder: A Story About Sustainable History

by Published on: 13th June 2011

After briefly describing his work background, Trevor Hilder tells the story of the young man who set out to seek his fortune....

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Ottoman Cash Waqfs Revisited: The Case of Bursa (1555- 1823)

by Murat Cizakca Published on: 2nd May 2010

Cash endowments contributed to Ottoman society, without any cost to the State, by organizing and financing expenditures on education, health, welfare and a host of other activities. The aim of this ar...

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How Islamic Learning Transformed Western Civilization: Review of ‘The House of Wisdom’

by The Editorial Team Published on: 26th July 2009

In February 2009, Jonathan Lyons published 'The House of Wisdom', a riveting history which reveals the vital role the Islamic civilisation played in knowledge creation and how this treasure reached th...

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Anaesthesia 1000 Years Ago (I)

by Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim Published on: 5th June 2009

The following research article in a particular field of the history of medicine, written by two eminent experts, Drs Adnan A. Al-Mazrooa and Rabie E. Abdel-Halim, is composed of two parts. This first ...

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Anaesthesia 1000 Years Ago (II)

by Rabie El-Said Abdel-Halim Published on: 5th June 2009

The following research article in a particular field of the history of medicine, written by two eminent experts, Drs Adnan A. Al-Mazrooa and Rabie E. Abdel-Halim, is composed of two parts. This first ...

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Remembering the Language of History and Science: When the World Spoke Arabic

by The Editorial Team Published on: 1st January 2009

Two shows are expected to be broadcast on BBC Four in January 2009: An Islamic History of Europe by Rageh Omaar and Science and Islam by Jim Al-Khalili. As a gift for the Hijri 1430 and Gregorian 2009...

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The Islamic Heritage in China: A General Survey

by Anthony Garnaut Published on: 4th September 2008

In this article, Anthony Garnaut, an expert of the Muslim Chinese culture, focuses on the Islamic heritage in China and its relevance to understanding both the evolution of Chinese history and culture...