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Muslim History and Historians Part 1: For a Better Approach to Muslim History
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BBC Travel: Where algebra got its name from
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Allah’s Automata – A Review of the Exhibition
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Scholarly Traditions of the Schools in Baghdad: The Mustansiria as a Model
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