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Foundations: Islamic Empires: Websites



Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilisation

  • 1001 Inventions  An award-winning site from FSTC that raises awareness of the golden age of Arabic Science beginning with the 7th century.

  • Muslim Heritage

Arts of the Islamic World from the National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Arts of the Islamic World from Smarthistory, the Center for Public Art History.

Islamic Heritage Project A digital collection of Islamic manuscripts, published texts, and maps from across Harvard's libraries and museums.

Wikipedia's general disclaimer: "Wikipedia cannot guarantee the validity of the information found here. The content of any given article may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge in the relevant fields."


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