We are sorry but there is no information available anymore in BBC on any Absolute Genious episodes at the moment. He flourished in Diyarbakir, now a city part of modern day Turkey. Al-Jazari compiled and completed the description of around different types of mechanical devices, and also gave practical instructions on how to construct them. This clock features mechanical techniques developed from Greek, Egyptian, Indian, Chinese and Muslim cultures.
Heron of Alexandria, nearly a thousand years before, already had water automata of the kind. Read the Stamp mill wiki entry, you will see that apparently water mills through the Roman and Early Middle Ages used cams to convert the rotary movement into a vertical one to stamp all kinds of material.
Please remove the camshaft "invention" attribution. Trip Hammers are still rotational motion, not linear. See the trip hammer page video, they are rotational. He was definitly Turk and not Arab.
Only his name is Arabic and nothing else. That time all the region was Turk and Tukmen. He is from Turkey and it is logic that we name him Turk and not Arab.
He was an Arab from the Arab tribe of [[Banu Shayban]-- High-traffic Qutoe from recent article: One of the most important mechanical inventions in the history of humankind, it was created by an ingenious Muslim engineer called al-Jazari to raise water for irrigation.
His Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices shows he also invented or refined the use of valves and pistons, devised some of the first mechanical clocks driven by water and weights, and was the father of robotics. Among his 50 other inventions was the combination lock. We don't say "Christian" or "Jewish" when describing an inventor from that same period, nor "Buddhist", etc.
In addition, the mention of his religion raises another important point. If religion is important, shouldn't the reason for the Near East not developing these devices be mentioned: Claiming him for the glory of whatever religion or ethnic group is just wrong. Yaj for the men with ten toes! Because Syriacs at the time were the majority group living in Mespotamia.
At the time, most of the Christian Syriacs turned Muslim to avoid paying the taxes, so he possibly could be Syriac. Assyrio I also would like to state that I don't believe he was Arab at all. He was from Cizre, which lies pretty much on the border between Syria, Iraq and Turkey. This city has a very small Arabic population, and no Syriacs at all.
The evidence are the sources which are presented in the article. Swapping the 'Kurdish' parts to 'Syriac' would be considered vandalism, seeing as the sources point out that he's Kurdish.
If you've got valid sources that says he is indeed of Syriac origin, feel free to add them and we'll be able to continute this discussion regarding his ethnicity.
Regarding your claim that Arabs and Syriacs were a large majority in that region, I'd like to see some sources, seeing as the city is Kurdish today. Regards, -- Hvakshahtrah talk I have never heard of Kurds in the Islamic Golden Age. I see nothing wrong with them. Until the 17thth century, this area was mostly inhabited by Syriacs and Arabs, and Kurds infiltrated there coming down from the mountains encouraged by Ottomans, who wanted to settle them to stop Kurdish and Bedouin Arab and Turkmen raids on caravans.
In the twentieth century, Syriaac and Arab immigration from the area intensified, resulting in a Kurdish majority. I hope this helps.
Conversly, these dynasties certainly weighted on the population makeup and the social organisation of these regions. We only know that he was a Muslim judging by his namewrote in Arabic, and came from a Kurdish region.
Hence, wouldn't it make most sense to call him that? Jazira isn't a Kurdish city. It does not seem logical that an Iranian people, such as the Kurds, would give a city a Semitic name unless the Kurds who lived there are Semitic in origin and became assimilated with Kurds OR the original Semitic population left and the Kurds migrated to Jazira.
Regardless, it is of little importance; it's just a name. Many individuals and cities have names of a different origin than their ethnicity. As has been pointed out in the source I provided, it was a region with a strong Kurdish presence.Nov 17, · Case Application – Al Jazira: The Genius Inventor (Chapter 3, pp.
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Nov 17, · Case Application – Al Jazira: The Genius Inventor (Chapter 3, pp. ) The Hot Weather Air conditioning is one of the most crucial appliances in almost all homes and businesses in the Arab world. The Saudi Arabian climate can be characterized as a desert climate, with wide fluctuations in day and night temperatures.
Al-Maqrizi also compiled Kitab al-Suluk li-Ma'rifat Duwwal al-Muluk (book of Entrance to the knowledge of the dynasties of the Kings), which is a history of Egypt from the time of Salah al-Din () to It is thus a history of two dynasties, the Ayyubids and the Mameluks.
Professor Salim T S Al-Hassani * Al-Jazari was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. His full name was Badi' al-Zaman Abu-'l-'Izz Ibn Isma'il Ibn al-Razzaz al-Jazari. He lived in Diyar-Bakir (in Turkey) during the 6th century H .
Al-Jazari (–); was a prominent kurdish polymath: an Islamic scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman, artist, mathematician and astronomer from Al-Jazira, Mesopotamia, who lived during the Islamic Golden Age (Middle Ages).
Scholar, inventor, mechanical engineer, craftsman and artist Al-Jazari featured on Dick and Dom's "Absolute Genius", Wednesday 26th February at pm, CBBC. In a bid to engage pre-school children in the sciences, the BBC launched its second series of the CBBC programme, “Absolute Genius”.