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Frankish and Islamic Medicine: A Comparison Article Critique

… ¶ … Frankish and Islamic Medicine

The objective of this study is to conduct a comparison of Frankish and Islamic medicine. Towards this end, various authors on this subject will be examined and their positions reported. It is reported that Usamah witnessed many "instances of wounds and illness." [footnoteRef:1] (Kitab, p. 213) Specifically Usamah is reported to provide the details of four specific examples of Frankish medicine, the first of which is "related to him by his father's physician Thabit, in which two patients are treated by amputation and incision on the scalp respectively." [footnoteRef:2] [1: Usamah ibn Munqidh (2000) 'Kitab al-l'tibar, trans. P.K. Hitti as An Arab-Syrian Gentlemen & Warrior in the Period of the Crusades: Memoirs of Usamah ibn Munqidh (New York: Columbia…. [read more]


History of Construction Technology of 12 Periods in Western Civilization Essay

… History Of Construction Technology of 12 Periods in Western Civilization

What makes humans different from other animals can be attributed to many things, but it usually begins with our conscious choice to explore the world and separate ourselves from nature through some mastery of it. With the advent of agriculture, humans were now congregating in population centers and living for both themselves and their gods. Religion has always taken a guiding hand through history and is intimately connected to the history of construction itself.

What pushes man to go beyond himself and create structures of immense stature and/or beauty? Only Gods can do that and have done that as evidenced in the still standing great pyramid of Giza and the Parthenon in Athens. Building these…. [read more]


Cultural and Construction History of the Romanesque Period Essay

… Cultural and Construction History Of Romanesque Period

Cultural Environment

The term Romanesque is an architectural category that refers to the art and architecture of the Mid -- Late Medieval Period in Europe (1000 to 1240 AD). It was coined in the nineteenth century to delineate features of the post-Roman Empire style. The Romanesque period saw the decline and downfall of the Roman Empire, a vacuum that was filled by the Roman Catholic Church. During this time, cathedrals and castles connected with the church and the Crusades sprang up in stone. Their Romanesque elements comprise round-headed arches, barrel vaults, apses, and decorations, and in southern Europe are often blended with Byzantine elements (Atrisgerinko). Additionally, the Romanesque style developed to reflect a rebirth of art, science, and…. [read more]

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