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Articles and Book Chapters

  • "Plague and the Fall of Baghdad (1258)" (with Monica H. Green), Medical History (expected April 2021). 
  • “Verification and Utility in the Arabic Commentaries on the Canon of Medicine: Examples from the Works of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 1210) and Ibn al-Nafīs (d. 1288),” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 75 (2020): 361–382  (pdf)
  • "Knowing the Signs of Disease: Plague in the Arabic Medical Commentaries Between the First and Second Pandemics," in Death and Disease in the Long Middle Ages, eds Lori Jones and Nükhet Varlık (York: York Medieval Press, forthcoming). 
    • “Medicine,” in Handbook on Science in the Islamicate World: Practices from the 8th to the 19th Century, ed. Sonja Brentjes (New York: Routledge, forthcoming).
    • “Systems of Knowledge: Debating Organization and Changing Relationships,” (co-authors Sonja Brentjes & Kenan Tekin) in Handbook on Science in the Islamicate World: Practices from the 8th to the 19th Century, ed. Sonja Brentjes (New York: Routledge, forthcoming)
    • "Galen and Ibn al-Nafīs," in Brill's Companion to the Reception of Galen, eds Petros Bouras-Vallianatos and Barbara Zipser (Leiden: Brill, 2019), 263–278. (pdf)
    • “Generation in Medieval Islamic Medicine” in Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day, eds Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming and Lauren Kassell (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), 129–140. (pdf
    • "Anatomy," in 1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation, ed. Peter Pormann (Manchester, UK: FSTC, 2018), 42–51. (pdf)
    • "Medicine and Religious Scholarship," in 1001 Cures: Contributions in Medicine and Healthcare from Muslim Civilisation, ed. Peter Pormann (Manchester, UK: FSTC, 2018), 176–185. (pdf)
    • "Post-Avicennan Physics in the Medical Commentaries of the Mamluk Period," Intellectual History of the Islamicate World 6 (2018): 55–81. (pdf
    • “Womb Heat versus Sperm Heat: Hippocrates against Galen and Ibn Sīnā in Ibn al-Nafīs's Commentaries,” Oriens 45 (2017): 150–175. (pdf)
    • “Medical Commentaries: A Preliminary Examination of Ibn al-Nafīs’s Shurū, the Mūjaz and Commentaries on the Mūjaz,Oriens 41 (2013): 525–545. (pdf)
      • “The Virtuous Son of the Rational: A Traditionalist’s Response to the Falāsifa,” in Avicenna and His Legacy: A Golden Age of Science and Philosophy, ed. Y. Tzvi Langermann (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2009), 219–247. (pdf)
      • “Examining the Rate of Renaturation for Different Types of DNA” (with Andrew Mehl), Journal of Chemical Education, 76:5 (1999), 646–648.

      Essay Reviews

      • The Medieval Islamic Hospital: Medicine, Religion, and Charity, by Ahmed Ragab, Nazariyat: Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences, 3 (1), 2016: 109–118 (Turkish pdf), 137–146 (English pdf). 

      Encyclopedia articles

      • Biographical Dictionary of Islamic Civilization, ed. Mustafa Shah (London: I.B. Tauris, forthcoming), articles “Jābir ibn Ḥayyān” and “Ibn al-Nafīs.”
      • Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam, ed. Ibrahim Kalin (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), s.v. “Ibn al-Nafīs,” 347–349.
      • Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd ed., ed. Kate Fleet, et al. (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming), s.v. “Ibn al-Nafīs.”

      Book Reviews

      1. Philosophy and Medicine in the Formative Period of Islam, by Peter Adamson and Peter Pormann, eds., Journal of the American Oriental Society (expected March 2021).  
      2. Galeni, In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum I commentariorum I--III/Galen, Commentary on Hippocrates' Epidemics: Book I, Parts I--III, Edition of the Arabic Version with English Translation and Notes, by Uwe Vagelpohl, ed. and trans., The Medieval Review, 16.09.32, http://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/22604/28525.
      3. Reading Darwin in Arabic, 1860–1950, by Marwa Elshakry, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 47 (2015): 180–182. (pdf) 
      4. Infectious Ideas: Contagion in Premodern Islamic and Christian Thought in the Western Mediterranean, by Justin K. Stearns, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 46 (2014): 437–439. (pdf)  
      5. In Synchrony with the Heavens: Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization, vols. 1 & 2, by David A. King, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 73 (2014): 169–171. (pdf)
      6. The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance, by Jim al-Khalili, History: Reviews of New Books, 40 (2012): 60–61.
      7. Images of Islamic Science: Illustrated Manuscripts from the Iranian World, vol. 1, eds. Z. Vesel, S. Tourkin and Y. Porter, co-ordinator A. Beschaouch, Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society, 102 (2011): 766–768.
      8. In the Age of Averroes: Arabic Philosophy in the Sixth/Twelfth Century, ed. by Peter Adamson, Notre Dame Philosophical Review: An Electronic Journal, October 12, 2011, http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/26914-in-the-age-of-averroes-arabic-philosophy-in-the-sixth-twelfth-century/.
      9. Islam and Science: The Intellectual Career of Niẓām al-Dīn al-Nīsābūrīby Robert Morrison, Journal of Islamic Studies, 21 (2010): 421–424.
      10. The Islamic Understanding of Death and Resurrection, Paperback ed., by Jane Smith and Yvonne Haddad, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 69 (2010): 150–151.
      11. The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China, and the West, 2nd ed., by Toby Huff, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, 48 (2008): 175–177.
      12. Islamic Humanism, by Lenn E. Goodman, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, 66 (2007): 151–153.
      13. The Enterprise of Science in Islam: New Perspectives, ed. Jan P. Hogendijk and Abdelhamid I. Sabra, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, 38 (2004): 84–86.
      14. The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science, by Osman Bakar, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, 37 (2003): 129–131.
      15. Ibn al-Jazzār on Fevers: A Critical Edition of Zād al-Musāfir wa-qūt al-ḥāḍir (Provisions for the Traveller and Nourishment for the Sedentary), tr. and ed. Gerrit Bos, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin35 (2001): 91–92.
      16. History Testifies to the Infallibility of the Qur'an: Early History of the Children of Israel, by Louay Fatoohi and Shetha al-Dargazelli, Islamic Studies, 39 (2000): 709–714. [Published in Malay as: "Kata Pengantar," in Sejarah Bangsa Israel dalam Bibel dan al-Quran: Sebuah Penilitian Islamic Archaeology, by Louay Fatoohi and Shetha al-Dargazelli, 11–20 (Malaysia: Penerbit Mizania, 2007)].
      17. From Facts to Values: Certainty, Order, Balance and Their Universal Implications, by Mehran Banaei and Nadeem Haque, Islamic Studies, 39 (2000): 717–723. 
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