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East Meets West in Venice
For much of the millennium before the rise of Portugal and Spain, Venice flourished as the hub of Europe's trade with the lands to its east and south. The profound mutual influences that resulted...
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Women's Contribution to Classical Islamic Civilisation: Science, Medicine and Politics
While there are numerous works on the role of Muslim women in jurisprudence (fiqh) and literature, there are also studies on Muslim women in education and in medicine - although on a much...
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Ottoman Contributions to Science and Technology
The Ottoman contribution to science and technology during their six hundred year rule is beyond measure. This article is a brief outline of just some of the Ottoman scientific activities and related...
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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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Pericardial Pathology 900 Years Ago: A Study and Translations from an Arabic Medical Textbook
This is a study and translation of the section on pericarditis in Kitab al-taysir fi al-mudawat wa-'l-tadbir...
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Shining light upon light
Two science histories dissect the transfer of knowledge between the Greco–Islamic and European civilizations...
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Okasha El-Daly Lectures at Leeds on Muslim Heritage in Our World
The Leeds University Islamic Awareness Week organised by students, invited Dr. Okasha El Daly to deliver the...
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Mont Saint-Michel or Toledo: Greek or Arabic Sources for Medieval European Culture?
In a recent book, Sylvain Gouguenheim has caused a furore in claiming that European culture owes nothing to...
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In Memory of Aydin Sayili
Aydin Sayilli (1913-1993) was an eminent historian of science whose pioneering work during a 50-year career...
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