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Along the musk routes: exchanges between Tibet and the Islamic world
It is proposed that following the model of the 'Silk Roads' and its cultural aspects, similar cultural interactions took place along the 'Musk Routes', which linked Tibet and the Islamic world.
Astro-medicine : astrology and medicine, East and West
The book is a collection of essays offering a glance at the contacts between astrology and medicine across different cultural contexts, and at different periods of time. The volume includes the
Islamic Attitudes to Disasters in the Middle Ages: A Comparison of Earthquakes and Plagues
By comparing two natural disasters, earthquakes and epidemics, in particular the plague, this article tries to reconstruct general features of debates around disasters in medieval Islam. It points
Islam and Tibet – Interactions along the Musk Routes
The first encounters between the Islamic world and Tibet took place in the course of the expansion of the Abbasid Empire in the eighth century. Military and political contacts went along with an
Rashīd al-Dīn: Agent and mediator of cultural exchanges in Ilkhanid Iran
Rashīd al-Dīn (1274–1318), physician and powerful minister at the court of the Ilkhans, was a key figure in the cosmopolitan milieu in Iran under Mongol rule. He set up an area in the vicinity of the
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    International Journal of Middle East Studies
  • 15 July 2010
Historians of Europe often declare that Spain is “different.” This distinctiveness of the Iberian peninsula has many faces and is frequently seen as rooted in its Islamic past. In the field of
Was Ibn Rushd an Averroist? The Problem, the Debate, and Its Philosophical Implications
Modern scholars disagree about the extent to which the historical Ibn Rushd actually defended the ideas commonly associated with Averroism and whether his philosophical ideas were controversial in
Renaissance Averroism and Its Aftermath: Arabic Philosophy in Early Modern Europe
Preface.- Introduction, A. Akasoy and G. Giglioni.- Middle Ages and Renaissance.- Averroes' Criticisms of Avicenna's Philosophy in Latin Philosophy and Historiograph, A.Bertolacci.- The Giuntine