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Muslim History and Historians Part 1: For a Better Approach to Muslim History
This article on Muslim history and historians is in three parts, and also includes an extensive reading list to help readers explore the issues discussed here. This first part looks at the way Muslim...
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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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Did Medieval Islamic Theology Subvert Science?
It is often supposed in Islamic studies that Al-Ghazali demolished the basis for science in the Muslim world by his so-called orthodox attack against rational thinking which nurtured a negative...
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Natural Philosophy in the Islamic World
In the following short report, we present a summary of the lecture presented by Professor Peter Adamson in the Muslim Heritage Awareness Group (MHAG) meeting organized by FSTC in London on 30 March...
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Kairouan Capital of Political Power and Learning in the Ifriqiya
The following article presents a survey on some glorious pages of the history of Kairouan, the ancient capital of the Islamic Ifriqiya (present day Tunisia). Founded in 670 by ‘Uqba ibn Nafi', the...
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Madrasa Education during the Early Ottoman Period
The madrasas of the early Ottoman period can be considered as institutions which continued the established...
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Ranking of the Ottoman Madrasas
Following the conquest of Istanbul, Mehmed the Conqueror initiated a campaign of construction. A new era in...
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Madrasas of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Madrasas, were generally the continuation of traditional Islamic Madrasas, but they created their own...
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The Development and Decline of Ottoman Madrasas
The development of madrasas was greatly influenced by the impact of a strengthened central state authority...
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Curricula in Ottoman Madrasas
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The Ottomans conserved the fundamental features of Islamic civilisation in their scientific institutions as...
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