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Arab Origins of Cryptology
This article is the summary of a presentation given by Dr. Al-Suwaiyel at Oxford University. The presentation provides an insight into the works of Muslim Scholars on Cryptology in early Islamic...
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From Baghdad to Barcelona: The Anxiety of Influence in the Transmission of the Greek and Arabic Sciences
Drawing on Harold Bloom’s model of poetic influence and supersession in his famous book, “The Anxiety of Influence,” and considering several historical cases of cross-cultural reception of the...
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Astronomy in Medieval Jerusalem
There can be no comparison with the established sophisticated astronomical traditions in Mamlûk Cairo and Damascus and Aleppo, with substantial numbers of capable astronomers, but since the Jerusalem...
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Dental Care in Islamic Medical Science: Muhammad al-Aqkirmani (d. 1760) and his Risalah fi hukm al-Siwak
Most of the oldest Muslim treatises on Siwak remain in a manuscript form. However, similar works on this issue have also appeared in later periods...
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Arabic Medicinal Manuscripts of Pre-Colonial Northern Nigeria: A Descriptive List
West African Muslim scholars produced a number of Arabic works relating to medicine, philosophy, economic studies, political thought, geography, architecture, town planning and public administration...
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Hindiba: A Drug for Cancer Treatment in Muslim Heritage
Hindiba is a plant of Middle Eastern lands. Its therapeutic value as a drug for the treatment of various...
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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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Sinan’s Acoustical Technology
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In its current issue (May-June 2007), Saudi Aramco World, a magazine devoted to increase cross-cultural...
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