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Muslim History and Historians Part 1: For a Better Approach to Muslim History
This article on Muslim history and historians is in three parts, and also includes an extensive reading list to help readers explore the issues discussed here. This first part looks at the way Muslim...
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Rediscovering Arabic Science
The magazine Saudi Aramco World published in May-June 2007 an interesting folder on Arabic and Islamic science. The folder of 20 pages consists of several articles illustrated with a rich iconography...
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Abbasid Coins (750-1258CE)
The Abbasid Dynasty experimented with different kinds of coins. They improved the appearance of coins using a...
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Andalusian Coins (711-1494CE)
Muslims minted their first gold coins when they entered Spain in 711CE. The new coins were modelled in size...
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Fatimid Coins (909-1171CE)
During the Fatimid Dynasty, Islamic coins were of such high quality and so abundant that they became the most...
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Tunis in the Islamic Period
Tunis was rebuilt under the Roman Emperor Augustus in the first century AD, but without the importance of...
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The Cannon of Mehmed II
In the Fort Nelson Museum a huge bronze cannon sits in the court yard. Cast in two peices in 1464 by the...
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Muslim Contribution to Cosmetics
Al-Zahrawi's medical encyclopaedia, used in Europe's Universities from the 12th-17th century, discusses under...
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