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Science in Islamic Africa – medieval African science

By |2018-10-04T06:52:15-07:00October 3rd, 2017|Africa, Science|

Medieval African science: The walls of Timbuktu, in Mali, West Africa Medieval African science In the 700s AD, the Islamic Empire conquered North Africa and began to trade a lot with East Africa. Islamic government did not allow women to work in science or medicine. But there were a lot of men in North Africa and East Africa, and in the area [...]

African map project – al Idrisi and Ptolemy’s maps

By |2019-01-21T07:31:24-07:00October 3rd, 2017|Africa, Science|

African map project: Al-Idrisi's map of the world (1100s AD) What's new about al Idrisi's map? Check out this copy of al-Idrisi's map of the world, created in the 1100s AD. Who was al-Idrisi? More about African science All our Africa articles Can you find the Black Sea? The Caspian Sea? The Mediterranean Sea? Where is China on this [...]

Medieval Islamic science

By |2018-04-24T08:21:20-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam, Science|

Al Tusi's diagram of linear motion from circular motion In the Early Middle Ages, before the formation of the Islamic Empire, Buddhists ran the world's biggest universities. One was in India, at Nalanda. Another was in what is now Pakistan, at Taxila. In Egypt, the University of Alexandria was still an important center of learning, too. Most serious scholars went to [...]

Islamic geographers – Medieval Islam

By |2019-07-03T10:11:08-07:00July 25th, 2017|History, Islam, Science|

Islamic geographers: al-Idrisi's map of the world (1100s AD) Universities in the Islamic Empire Silk Road and Indian Ocean trade made many people in the Islamic Empire rich enough to send their sons to college. So the big university at Alexandria in Egypt stayed open. But the university moved from Alexandria to the nearby town [...]