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Manuscript Review: Treatise on ‘The Alive Son of the Awake’, by Ibn Tufayl
Besides [Ibn Tufayl's] contributions in medicine, he is best known for his treatise Ilayyu Ibn Yaqzan (‘The Alive’ son of ‘the Awake’)...
Manuscript Review: The Book on the Soul, by Ibn Bajjah
Besides philosophy and mathematics, Ibn Bajjah was well-versed in botany, astronomy, logic, grammar, literature and music.
Manuscript Review: The Book of Observations and Admonitions, by Ibn Sina
[Ibn Sina] flourished as a great physician and philosopher, but was also a distinguished scientist, mathematician, logician, and poet at the same time...
Manuscript Review: The Catalogue (Al Fihrist), by Al-Nadim
AL-FIHRIST is to be regarded the first standard subject-wise 'catalogue' covering all areas of knowledge...
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....
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...
The Great Book Collectors
The Muslims were great book collectors, and in all the larger towns there was a flourishing book trade. From...
The Islamic Historical Literature
The narration of historical events and the reflexion upon their causes are old scholarly concerns since...
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