1. Ahmad Y. Al-hassan (2009). An Eighth Century Arabic Treatise on the Colouring of Glass: Kitāb Al-Durra Al-Maknūna (the Book of the Hidden Pearl) of Jābir Ibn Ayyān (C. 721–C. 815). [REVIEW] Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 19 (1):121-156.
    This paper examines the history of glass colouring. It reviews Kitna of Jayybir as a philosopher and chemist. The art of lustre-painting on glass originated in Syria during the Umayyad Caliphate in the eighth century and was soon practised in the neighbouring area. The paper reviews Arabic literature that deals with the colouring of glass until the 13th century, and with pre-Islamic and Latin books of recipes that deal with glass colouring. Recipes for cast coloured glass are very few and (...)
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  2. Ahmad Y. Al-Hassan (2004). The Arabic Original of Liber de Compositione Alchemiae the Epistle of Maryanus, the Hermit and Philosopher, to Prince Khalid Ibn Yazid. Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 14 (2):213-231.
    The Liber de compositione alchemiae or the The Book of the Composition of Alchemy is believed to have been the first book on alchemy that was translated from Arabic into Latin. The translator was the Englishman Robert of Chester who was one of the earliest translators to flock to Spain to learn Arabic and to translate some of the Arabic works. He completed his translation on 11 February, 1144.
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  3. Pascal Crozet & Ahmad Y. al-Hassan (2004). Thabit Ibn Qurra and the Composition of Ratios. Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 14:171-174.
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