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This short article introduces the full paper by Professors Menso Folkerts and Richard Lorch, which is appended here as a full article in the 15 page PDF file. The article is devoted to describing the works of Jordanus de Nemore, a European scholar of the 13th century, to whom various scientific w...
The tools and technique of making paper leaf depicted in a volume illustrating crafts and trades, Kashmir (Source) British Library: Making Islamic-style paper Paper, originally, was brought by the Muslims from China. It followed the battle of Tallas (751) fought between Chine...
Table of contents 1. Introduction 2. Contents of the Book of Curiosities 2.1. General description of the book's contents 2.2. Physical description 3. Authorship, date, and provenance 4. Textual history of the treatise 5. Conservation, disbinding, analysis and exhibition 6. The...
Kitab Al-Ma'a (The Book of Water) appears to be a strange title for the first known Encyclopaedia of Medicine arranged according to the alphabet. It was recently discovered in Algeria and published in Oman. The author's apparent reason for naming the book as Kitab Al-Ma'a was because the word...

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