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Ibn Sina's The Canon of Medicine
The Sheikh al-Ra'is Sharaf al-Mulk Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn b. ‘Abd Allah b. al-Hasan b. ‘Ali Ibn Sina, in Latin he is know as Avicenna and his most famous works are those on philosophy and medicine....
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Islamic Manuscripts in the Schoenberg Collection at Pennsylvania University
The Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection at the University of Pennsylvania is a private library focusing on late medieval and early modern manuscripts. The collection contains a valuable set of original...
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‘Ali b. Sahl Rabban al-Tabari Author of Firdaws al-hikma (Paradise of Wisdom)
Ali b. Sahl Rabban al-Tabari Author of Firdaws al-hikma (Paradise of Wisdom) The physician, scientist and philosopher, ‘Ali b. Sahl Rabban al-Tabari was the son of Sahl Sahl Rabban al-Tabari. ‘Ali...
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The Book of Curiosities or A Medieval Islamic View of the Cosmos
The Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford has purchased the medieval Arabic manuscript Kitab Gharaib al-funun wa-mulah al-uyun popularised under the title the Book of Curiosities, an...
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The Arabic Partial Version of Pseudo-Aristotle's Mechanical Problems
Based on manuscript evidence, the article presents a study of the historical and textual traditions of a...
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Al-Hassâr's Kitâb al-Bayân and the Transmission of the Hindu-Arabic Numerals
This article was a talk given at the 7th Maghrebi Colloque of the History of Arabic Mathematics held from 30...
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Yaqut al-Hamawi
Yâqût al-Hamawî was a Syrian biographer and geographer known for his encyclopaedia writings of the Muslim...
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Glances on Calendars and Almanacs in the Islamic Civilization
From the beginning of the Islamic history, the scholars developed the Islamic hijri calendar as a lunar...
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Alfraganus and the Elements of Astronomy
Al-Farghânî, known in the West as Alfraganus , was one of the most famous astronomers of the 9th century. His...
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Knowledge, Learning Institutions and Libraries in Islam: Book Publishing and Paper Making
This short article describes the high regard with which Muslim Civilisation has held libraries as centres of...
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