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Figure 2: Miniature showing an Ottoman horse archer, one of the most feared warriors of the middle ages. Note the archer's skill at shooting behind him while riding a horse. (Source)
Who Wrote the First “Useful” Archery Manual?LEARN MORE
In this article we will be looking at several handbooks on archery written in both the Islamic world and in...
Samples of ancient Islamic ceramics in the Museum of Islamic Ceramics in Cairo. Four plates with drawings from Islamic Egypt: (a). Mamluk era, 11th century; (b). Fatimid era, 12th century; (c). Mamluk period, 11th century; (d). Fatimid times, 11th century. (Source).
Filling the Gap in the History of Pre-Modern Industry: 1000 Years of Missing Islamic IndustryLEARN MORE
Most educational systems, particularly those of Western countries, teach that industry was born in Europe and...
A Jewel of Ottoman Naval History: The Book of Kâtib Çelebi on Naval CampaignsLEARN MORE
This is a review of the book prepared by Prof. Dr. Idris Bostan for the Turkish Undersecretariat of...
Figure 1. Günhan Danisman during his speech at 1001 Inventions Conference.
Ottoman Mining, Metal Working and Fire-Arms Technology in South East Europe (15th-17th centuries)LEARN MORE
The article deals with the impact of Ottoman mining and metal working technology in the Balkans region on the...
Figure 1. The cover page of Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire.
A New Book on the Ottoman Military History: Guns for the Sultan by Gábor ÁgostonLEARN MORE
Ágoston's book provides new insights into the Ottomans' approach to new innovations and reforms in modern...
Figure 1. An automatic clock design from al-Jazarî's book, al-Jamiu bayn al-ilm wa'l-amal al-Nafi fî sinaat al-hiyal (Ahmet III Library, Topkapi Palace Nr 3472).
Attempts of Flight, Automatic Machines, Submarines and Rocket Technology in Turkish HistoryLEARN MORE
In the Islamic world, great importance was placed upon the study of natural sciences and technology. This...