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Ottoman Palace Cuisine of the Classical Period
Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine also influenced...
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BBC Four - The Dark Ages: An Age of Light - The Wonder of Islam
BBC Four: "The Dark Ages have been misunderstood. History has identified the period following the fall of the...
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The European Jerusalem: Sarajevo, where Muslim heritage flourished in Central Europe
During Ottoman rule, Sarajevo was heralded as the “European Jerusalem”, as its invaluable contributions to...
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East Meets West in Venice
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's...
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Book Review of “Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's Tenth-century Baghdadi Cookbook” by Nawal Nasrallah
Written nearly a thousand years ago, Ibn Sayyar al-Warraq's tenth-century cookbook is the most comprehensive...
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Caesarean Section in Early Islamic Literature
Some medical historians of the last century mistakenly recorded that Caesarean section was strictly forbidden...
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The Coffee Route from Yemen to London 10th-17th Centuries
The history of coffee goes at least as far back as the 9th century. From Eastern Africa, coffee spread to...
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