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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. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Kuwait’s Majlis Movement: National and Regional Developments Brought into Focus

    ... taking hold, the fortunes of Kuwaiti merchants had taken a turn for the worse. Arab Nationalism ... of Arab nationalism, which had risen to prominence following the carve up of the Middle East by Britain ... and misadministration’ would ‘pain the heart of every Arab’. A month earlier, Al-Istiqlal had called for Kuwaitis ...

  9. Emir Faisal’s Diplomatic Mission and Britain’s Reluctance to Invest in Saudi Oil in 1932

    ... Rallies in Rome to an Arab Stud Farm in Surrey The four-month long trip took Emir Faisal to Naples, Rome, ... on his trip: a fascist rally in Rome, the Fiat motor works in Turin, military exercises in Paris, an Arab ...

  10. Important Work: The British 1820 Survey that Charted the Gulf for the First Time

    ... (Kishm) and, after 1823, at Bushire. Arabic Place Names Additional and important information, not gathered ... the Bombay Government requested that ‘the names of all the places in that Gulf be inserted in Arabic ... received upon a separate paper, and the spelling of the names of many places attached to the Arabic ...

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