Figure 1: Front cover of Handsat Ūqlīdis fī aydin ‘arabiya (Euclid's geometry in Arabian hands) by Ahmad Salīm Sa‘īdān (Amman, 1991).
Ahmad Salim Sa‘idan: A Palestinian Historian of Arabic MathematicsLEARN MORE
Since the middle of the 20th century, the history of Arabic mathematics evolved as a sub-field of history of...
Figure 1: Front cover of Lost History: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists by Michael Hamilton Morgan (National Geographic books, 2007).
A Plea for the Recovery of the Forgotten History of Muslim HeritageLEARN MORE
This is a review of the book published in 2007 by Michael Hamilton Morgan, Lost History. The essay attempts...
Figure 4: A creative model of a device designed by al-Jazari (chapter 6 of category III) used for measuring blood lost during phlebotomy (bloodletting) sessions, a popular therapy in the medieval world. Taken from a MS of al-Jazari's treatise copied in Egypt in 1354. (Source).
Islamic Automation: Al-Jazari’s Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical DevicesLEARN MORE
Dr. Gunalan Nadarajan In the following essay, Dr. Gunalan Nadarajan, Associate Dean of Research and...
Figure 1: Title page (folio 1a). © Bodleian Library, MS. Arab. c. 90, fol. 1a. (Source).
The Book of Curiosities or A Medieval Islamic View of the CosmosLEARN MORE
The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford has purchased the medieval Arabic manuscript Kitab Gharaib...
Figure 1: Front cover of Medieval Islamic Economic Thought: Filling the 'Great Gap' in European Economics, edited by S.M. Ghazanfar (Routledge and Curzon, 2003).
A ‘Gap-Filling’ Book on Islamic Economic ThoughtLEARN MORE
This book is a collection of previously-published papers on the origins of economic thought discovered in the...
Figure 1: Iraqi manuscript of the Quran, from Baghdad, written by Ahmad Ibn al-Suhrawardi al-Bakri in 706 H. Page Size 35x47 cm. (Source).
The Fate of Manuscripts in Iraq and ElsewhereLEARN MORE
In this well informed article, Dr Geoffrey Roper, an expert in the field, outlines an impressive portrait of...