Cutting edge technology - the Ferghana Process of medieval crucible steel smelting

  title={Cutting edge technology - the Ferghana Process of medieval crucible steel smelting},
  author={Thilo Rehren and O Papakhristu},
The Middle Ages saw a broad supremacy of Islamic culture over Western life and tradition. Following a rapid spread during the late seventh and early eighth centuries AD, Islam soon dominated the entire region from the westernmost parts of North Africa to Central Asia in the north-east, and the Sudan and Pakistan to the south. For many centuries to come, this resulted in geopolitical contact zones of the European West and the Islamic World throughout the Mediterranean, from Spain and Sicily to… CONTINUE READING


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