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This is the 19th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 3rd March 2016 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. Very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by provi...
Yaqut ibn-'Abdullah al-Rumi al-Hamawi (1179 - 1229) was born a Greek in Asia Minor; captured in war and enslaved; but the Baghdad merchant who bought him gave him a good education, and then freed him [1]. The merchant in fact engaged Yāqūt as his secretary and sent him on commercial tours on Qeys is...
Ali b. Sahl Rabban al-Tabari Author of Firdaws al-hikma (Paradise of Wisdom) Dr. Salim Ayduz* Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Biography 3. Al-Tabarī's Works 4. Firdaws al-hikma, the first encyclopaedia of medicine 5. Bibliography 1. Introduction Abū'l-Hasan ‘Ali ibn Sahl Rabb...

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