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

    ... establish Arabic as an international language of science. More ancient Greek books by the Roman physician, ... translations, Ḥunayn was instrumental in developing Arabic into a formidable international language of science ... for Arabic readers while in the process establishing Arabic as a crucially important language of science ...

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

    ... Arabic Manuscripts Culture and Religion Sciences and Medicine 81055/vdc_100023285040.0x000001 Text:  ... Bink Hallum An enormous effort was made to translate almost all known Greek literature into Arabic ... texts then available in manuscripts were translated into Arabic, and translation efforts continued ...

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

    ... f. 149r Arabic Manuscripts Sciences and Medicine Text:  Jazarī, Ismāʻīl ibn al-Razzāz, The Book ... But this was not always the case. There was a time when bigger was better, as some of the most extraordinary Arabic ... of combining all the clocks described in the earliest and most influential Arabic text on water-clocks. ...

  4. The Beginnings of Science in the Islamic World

    ... Bink Hallum When and where did the sciences practised in the Islamic world during the so-called Golden Age originate? The sciences studied and practised in the Islamic world during its so-called Golden ... it is not surprising that the chains of the sciences practiced in these societies originate in Greek, Persian, Syriac ...

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

    ... of the highlights of the collection. Arabic Manuscripts People and Places Sciences and Medicine Text:  London, ... the Instruments of War’ end up in the British Library’s Arabic manuscript collection? A ‘Nincumpoop’ ... estate, and by far the most expensive of Reade’s Arabic manuscripts. It was purchased on behalf ...

  6. The Arabic Manuscripts Collection in the British Library

    ... Dr Colin F. Baker How and why did the British Library come to hold 14,000 Arabic manuscripts within its collections? The British Library’s collection of Arabic manuscripts is internationally ... in some 14,000 volumes. It consists of two historic collections: the Arabic manuscripts of the old British ...

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

    ... 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 ... Arabs. Ultimatum to the Sheikh According to the British, when the Sheikh did appear, he seemed easily ...

  9. Nazi Propaganda in Sharjah during World War II

    ... Louis Allday Sharjah 1940, and Nazi radio broadcasts in Arabic filled the air, stirring pro-German ... broadcasts in Arabic so loudly that they could be heard from two hundred yards away, Razuqi wanted ... 81055/vdc_100023506122.0x00008c Extract of the first page of Razuqi’s report on German radio broadcasts in Arabic. IOR/R/15/1/281, ...

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

    ... merchants had taken a turn for the worse. Arab Nationalism and the Iraqi Connection Around the same time ... in the Baghdad newspaper Al-Istiqlal, dated 26 April 1938. IOR/R/15/1/468, f. 20r The influence of Arab ... would ‘pain the heart of every Arab’. A month earlier, Al-Istiqlal had called for Kuwaitis to ‘join ...

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