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Islamic Technology

Islamic Technology
An Illustrated History

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  • Date Published: March 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521422390

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  • Although the contributions of Islamic civilisations to science have long been recognised, the application of this scientific expertise to technology had been neglected until the publication of this then pioneering 1986 text. The book begins to remedy that neglect, first by celebrating the richness and ingenuity of the world of Islamic technology and then by pointing the way forward to its more detailed exploration. Lavishly illustrated, this book explores the major technological achievements of Islamic civilisations, namely the public works of civil engineering, the machines and mechanical devices which served to control water, provide power, serve as instruments or to amuse.

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    '… a wide-ranging survey of the technology used by Muslims in the Medieval period - and also today … It deserves to succeed in bringing its subject to a new audience in the West as well as instilling pride in past achievements in the Middle East.' History Today

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    • Date Published: March 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521422390
    • length: 322 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface and acknowledgements
    1. Introduction
    2. Mechanical engineering
    3. Civil engineering
    4. Military technology
    5. Ships and navigation
    6. Chemical technology
    7. Textiles, paper and leather
    8. Agriculture and food technology
    9. Mining and metallurgy
    10. Engineers and artisans
    11. Epilogue
    Selected bibliography
    Credits and permissions
    Index.

  • Authors

    Ahmad Y. al-Hassan, Institute for the History of Arabic Science, University of Aleppo

    Donald R. Hill, University College London

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