The earliest known Arabic cookbook, from 10th century Baghdad, is also the first to mention pasta.    http://islamiart.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-earliest-known-arabic-cookbook-from.html

All the pretty tents! This painting comes from the Khamsa of Nizami, a book of masterpiece illustrations produced in Tabriz.

The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates. It was ruled by the Abbasid dynasty of caliphs, who built their capital in Baghdad after overthrowing the Umayyad caliphate from all but the al-Andalus region. Approx 6th - 8th century. AD

The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates. It was ruled by the Abbasid dynasty of caliphs, who built their capital in Baghdad after overthrowing the Umayyad caliphate from all but the al-Andalus region.

Medieval Bestiary, 13th century Arabic Falconer. Note crossover coat open on seated man, and crossover coat on kneeling man in the green.

Note crossover coat open on seated man, and crossover coat on kneeling man in the green.

Al-Andalus ( الأندلس ‎) On July 19, 711, an army of Arabs and Berbers unified under the aegis of the Islamic Umayyad caliphate landed on Spain. Through diplomacy and warfare, they brought the entire peninsula in the far north under Islamic control; however, frontiers with the Christian north were constantly in flux. The new Islamic territories, referred to as al-Andalus by Muslims, were administered by a provincial government established in the name of the Umayyad caliphate in Damascus

An article on Convivencia. The coexistence of different faiths in Spain, in early eighth century till the expulsion of Jews in It celebrates the common ancestry of Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

Funerary Ceremony from the Maqamat of al-Hariri 1237, by Yahya al-Wasiti Depth, overlapping of figures Incredible grief shown by women pulling their hair out most famous manuscript

Funerary Ceremony from the Maqamat of al-Hariri by Yahya al-Wasiti Depth, overlapping of figures Incredible grief shown by women pulling their hair out most famous manuscript

Check out the women's modesty accessories. Maqamat of al-Hariri,1237, Baghdad.

Check out the women's modesty accessories. Maqamat of Baghdad.

Procession de la cavalerie Abbasside  lors de la fin du Ramadan peint par Yahya ibn Mahmud al-Wâsitî' est un peintre et un calligraphe arabe du XIIIe siècle, actif à Bagdad. Il a notamment illustré un manuscrit des Maqamat de al-Hariri en 1237 tiré du kitab al maqamat d'Abu Muhammad al-Qasim ibn Ali al-Hariri, dit aussi al-Hariri de Basra, né en 1054 et décédé en 1122 à Bassora, en Irak, était un savant et écrivain arabe

Study online flashcards and notes for Islamic Art Slide Quiz 3 including Ceiling Detail from Capella Palatina Palermo, Sicily 1143 AD Scene from everyday life--well and water vessels Muqarnas Ceiling ; Ceiling Detail from Cappell

A noble woman giving birth with attendents, from the Maqamat of al-Hariri, 1237, Baghdad

Maqamat (Gathering) of al-Hariri Arabian Manuscript

In 747 A.D., the Shiites and non-Arab Muslims gathered together an army under the leadership of Abu’ l-‘ Abbas, who was a direct descendant of Muhammad

The international role of the Islamic world, with the fall of the Abbasids and other Mongol disruptions, was in decline. The Abbasids were destroyed by the Mongols in 1258

Islamic Golden Age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Scholars at an Abbasid library. Maqamat of al-Hariri Illustration by Yahyá al-Wasiti, Baghdad 1237 House of Wisdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Arab Science - A Journey of Innovation

Arab Science - A Journey of Innovation

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