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  1. Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq and the Rise of Arabic as a Language of Science

    ... for Arabic readers while in the process establishing Arabic as a crucially important language of science ... Arab Medicine, Greek and Roman Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq al-‘Ibādī Arabic Manuscripts Sciences and Medicine ... Bink Hallum Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library In the ninth century, Ḥunayn ...

  2. The Beginnings of Science in the Islamic World

    ... Bink Hallum Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library When and where did the sciences practised in the Islamic world during the so-called Golden Age originate? The sciences studied and practised ... was extremely multicultural, so it is not surprising that the chains of the sciences practiced ...

  3. Why Were So Many of the Greek-Arabic Translators Christians?

    ... Bink Hallum Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library An enormous effort was made to translate almost all known Greek literature into Arabic during the 8th to 10th centuries, and Baghdad ... into Arabic, and translation efforts continued into the following few centuries. The translators who carried ...

  4. Sir Thomas Reade: The ‘Nincumpoop’ Collector of Arabic Manuscripts

    ... of the highlights of the collection. Arabic Manuscripts People and Places Sciences and Medicine London, British ... ‘Treatise on the Art of Riding and using the Instruments of War’ end up in the British Library’s Arabic ... estate, and by far the most expensive of Reade’s Arabic manuscripts. It was purchased on behalf ...

  5. The Arabic Manuscripts Collection in the British Library

    ... sciences and commentaries, hadith, kalam, Islamic jurisprudence, mysticism and philosophy, Arabic grammar ... Library come to hold 14,000 Arabic manuscripts within its collections? The British Library’s collection of Arabic manuscripts is internationally recognised as one of the largest and finest in Europe and North ...

  6. Robots, Musicians and Monsters: The World’s Most Fantastic Clocks

    ... of Ingenious Mechanical Devices. Or. 116, f. 149r Arabic Manuscripts Sciences and Medicine Jazarī, Ismāʻīl ibn ... Bink Hallum Arabic Scientific Manuscripts Curator, British Library The peoples of the Islamic ... There was a time when bigger was better, as some of the most extraordinary Arabic manuscripts show. Cymbals, ...

  7. Country Profile: United Arab Emirates

    ... between the British and United Arab Emirates, as illustrated through the India Office Records. Originally ... the United Arab Emirates, has been referred to by Europeans – particularly the British – by a number of names ... Khaimah. This view of history is contested, however as some historians have written about an Arab system ...

  8. ‘For the Sake of Freedom’: British World War II Propaganda Posters in Arabic

    ... Louis Allday Gulf History and Arabic Language Specialist, British Library An unassuming financial ... Arabic-language propaganda. An unassuming financial file that forms part of the India Office The department ... to the Court of Directors. Records contains an unexpected example of British, Arabic-language propaganda. ...

  9. The Dubai Incident, 1910: A Gun Battle that Damaged British relations with the Trucial Coast

    ... of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. when it received reports of an arms cache in Dubai. ... shots were heard and armed Arab men were seen running in the streets. In the fire fight that followed, a Royal Marine Sergeant and four Able Seamen were killed. Nine others were wounded. Twelve Arabs were ...

  10. Nazi Propaganda in Sharjah during World War II

    ... Louis Allday Gulf History and Arabic Language Specialist, British Library Sharjah 1940, and Nazi radio broadcasts in Arabic filled the air, stirring pro-German sentiment amongst the town’s inhabitants ... broadcasts in Arabic so loudly that they could be heard from two hundred yards away, Razuqi wanted ...

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