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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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Rediscovering Arabic Science
The magazine Saudi Aramco World published in May-June 2007 an interesting folder on Arabic and Islamic science. The folder of 20 pages consists of several articles illustrated with a rich iconography...
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Astronomical Observatories in the Classical Islamic Culture
The modern astronomical observatory as a research institute (as opposed to a private observation post as was...
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Agriculture in Muslim civilisation : A Green Revolution in Pre-Modern Times
The period from the 9th century to the 13th century witnessed a fundamental transformation in agriculture...
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Eye Specialists in Islamic Cultures
"I invite you... to go back with me 1000 years to consider the fascinating history of the old Arabian...
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The Islamic Historical Literature
The narration of historical events and the reflexion upon their causes are old scholarly concerns since...
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Introduction to Muslim Science
Whilst the period of Antiquity, the time of Greco-Roman civilisation, and the Renaissance receive high praise...
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Al-Ghazali’s Views on Children's Education
Al-Ghazali is known in Europe as Algazel. His ideas on education dominated Islamic educational thought for...
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