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Allah’s Automata – A Review of the Exhibition
Reflections on: A New Exhibition on Artifacts of the Arab/Islamic Renaissance ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany: October 30, 2015 - February 28, 2016 http://zkm.de/en/event/2015/10/globale-allahs-automata...
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Scholarly Traditions of the Schools in Baghdad: The Mustansiria as a Model
Baghdad schools are a challenging topic, involving several different facets of history. These include cartography to identify the location of each school, biographical studies to identify their...
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“Egyptology: The Missing Millennium” of Medieval Arabic Sources
In this paper, I would like to discuss the missing millennium of Medieval Arabic sources in the study of Egyptology. Much of the arguments that I present here are detailed in my book. These include:...
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Lund Astronomical Clock
The genesis of this article lies in a recent visit to the Romanesque cathedral of Lund. While in the cathedral, I walked over to the medieval astronomical clock to await the moving figures and music...
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Top Seven Ingenious Clocks from Muslim Civilisation that Defied the Middle Ages
TIME TELLING MACHINES: Revealing 7 marvellous mechanical and water-powered clocks from early Muslim Civilisation. These sophisticated devices that defied the Middle Ages.
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The International Year of Light Sheds Light on the Dark Ages
The UNESCO International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies is a multi-faceted celebration of light in its scientific, technological and cultural context. Central to this has been the...
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Filling the Gap in the History of Pre-Modern Industry: 1000 Years of Missing Islamic Industry
Most educational systems, particularly those of Western countries, teach that industry was born in Europe and...
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Interview with Professor Rabie E. Abdel-Halim
In this last interview that closes this series of Muslim Heritage Interviews, Professor Rabie El Said Abdel-...
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The Horizon of Katip Celebi’s Thought
The article of Professor Dr. Bekir Karliga on the horizon of Katip Çelebi's thought is a tremendous analysis...
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Creating a 3D Model with Motion Analysis of Taqi al-Din’s Six-Cylinder Pump
Among the original machines described in the corpus of Islamic technology, the six-cylinder "monobloc" piston...
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Anaesthesia 1000 Years Ago (II)
The following research article in a particular field of the history of medicine, written by two eminent...
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Anaesthesia 1000 Years Ago (I)
The following research article in a particular field of the history of medicine, written by two eminent...
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