Online Content

Islamic Art & Architecture

MUQARNAS: A Three-Dimensional Decoration of Islamic Architecture (courtesy of Shiro Takahashi)

Islamic Astronomy & Instruments

ISLAMIC ASTRONOMERS from the Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, gen. ed. Thomas Hockey with the assistance of Marvin Bolt, Katherine Bracher, Richard Jarrell, Jordan Marché, JoAnn Palmeri, F. Jamil Ragep, Virginia Trimble, and Thomas Williams. New York: Springer, 2007.

EPACT: SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPE
This is an electronic catalogue of medieval and and renaissance scientific instruments from 4 European museums (by makers who were active before 1600): the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford; Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence; the British Museum, London; and the Museum Boerhaave, Leiden. It consists of 520 catalogue entries and supporting material.

Manuscripts & MSS Projects

WORLD DIGITAL LIBRARY: Their objective is to make available on the Internet, free of charge, selected manuscripts, maps, rare books, and cultural materials for educators

Islamic Philosophy


ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY ONLINE
Books and articles on Islamic philosophy, ranging from classical texts to modern works of Muslim philosophy. Featured original resources include: A Dictionary of Islamic Philosophical Terms; A Map of Islamic Philosophy; Major Islamic Philosophers; and The Journal of Islamic Philosophy.

Technology

HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ISLAM (courtesy of Ahmad Y. al-Hassan)
The web site contains numerous articles and notes by Prof. al-Hassan on various issues in the history of science and technology: The Arabic Origin of Liber de compositione alchimiae; Gunpowder and Cannon in the 13th and 14th centuries; Potassium Nitrates in Arabic and Latin Sources; Jabir ibn Hayyan (ca 721-ca 815)'s Latin works and the question of Gerber; The Origin of Damascus Steel; al-Jazari and the History of the Water Clock; The Transfer of Islamic Technology to the West; Factors behind the decline of Islamic Science after the sixteenth-century; An 8th-century treatise on glass by Jabir; Arabic Alchemy `Ilm al-San'a; Engineering in Arabic-Islamic Civilization

GENERAL

Arabic books and unpublished manuscripts Egyptian website with a free download
Islamic Encyclopedia was established in Tehran in 1983 by The Encyclopaedia Islamica Foundation. Note that all articles are in Persian.

Institutes & Libraries