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This short article is taken from the full article which is available here as a PDF file Mesopotamia and Egypt are the cradles of civilization. The origins of science can be traced back to these two civilizations. The Greeks inherited the science of these countries appropriated it eagerly. They...
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Diagram by Al-Bîrûnî showing eclipses of the moon This article was first published in the International symposium on the Observatories in Islam 19-23 September 1977 (ed. M. Dizer), Istanbul 1980, pp.. 21-32. Our knowledge concerning Al-Ma'mûn's observatories...
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Prof. Aydin Sayili* Figure 1: A page from Ibn Sînâ's medical book Canon. MS of the Institute of Manuscripts of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (IMANAS) (Source). Speaking of the university, Charles Homer Haskins says, "Universities, like...
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By Prof. Aydin Sayili* In the literature of the history of astronomy, as well as in literature in general and in the folklore of different countries, one meets claims that from the bottom of a deep well, or with the help of some other equivalent structure, stars become visible in day-time. In...
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The illustration of gate of Divrigi Dar al-shifa This short article is taken from the full article which is available here as a PDF file In ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia scientific medicine lived side by side with religious and magical medicine. With the...
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This short article is taken from the full article (by Prof. Aydin Sayili) which is available here as a 68 page PDF file Abu Ja`far Muhammad ibn Mûsâ al-Khwârazmî is a truly outstanding personality and a leading representative of the supremacy of the Islamic World during the Middle Ages in...
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This short article is taken from the full article (by Professor Aydin Sayili) which is available here as an 8 page PDF file Piety and Philanthropy cannot very well be divorced in medieval Islam, but by observing the Muslim hospitals and other institutions of charity and social welfare it is seen...
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Aydin Sayili* Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Intellectual biography 3. Methodology of history of science 4. Historiographical debates on the methodology of science 5. Sarton and the history of science community 6. Sarton at work 7. Sarton and Arabic science 8. References and...
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Aydin Sayili* Table of contents 1. The Text and its Manuscripts 2. The Author, ‘Abd Al Hamîd Ibn Wâsî’ Ibn Turk 3. ‘Abd Al Hamîd Ibn Turk's Logical Necessities in Mixed Equations 4. The Algebra of ‘Abd Al Hamîd Ibn Turk and Al Khwârazmî 5. The Origins And Sources Of The Algebra Of Cabd Al...
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