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A history of Arabic astronomy planetary theories during the golden age of Islam by George Saliba

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Published by New York University Press in New York, London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Astronomy, Arab.,
  • Planetary theory -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementGeorge Saliba.
SeriesNew York University studies in Near Eastern civilization -- no. 19.
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 340 p. :
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17722174M
ISBN 100814780237
LC Control Number96065608
OCLC/WorldCa35666761

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A History of Arabic Astronomy is a comprehensive survey of Arabic planetary theories from the eleventh century to the fifteenth century based on recent manuscript discoveries. George Saliba argues that the medieval period, often called a period of decline in Islamic intellectual history, was scientifically speaking, a very productive period in which astronomical theories of the highest order. A History of Arabic Astronomy is a comprehensive survey of Arabic planetary theories from the eleventh century to the fifteenth century based on recent manuscript discoveries. George Saliba argues that the medieval period, often called a period of decline in Islamic intellectual history, was scientifically speaking, a very productive period in which astronomical theories of the highest order Reviews: 2. 66 rows  This is a list of Arabic star names. In Western astronomy, most of the accepted star names . A great book for a survey of the history of astronomy. A useful project would be to append the book with the astronomical knowledge gleaned in the past century, which would show just how rapidly our knowledge of the universe has been expanding in the recent past. Cited by:

"General Survey of Arabic Astronomy." In Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science, edited by Roshdi Rashed, vol. 1, pp. 1– London: Routledge, Morelon, Régis. "Eastern Arabic Astronomy between the Eighth and the Eleventh Centuries." In Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science, edited by Roshdi Rashed, vol. 1, pp. 20– The influence of Arab astronomy remains in the night sky. We still use Arabic names for many mathematical and chemical terms and names for many stars, as indicated by the Arab prefix, "al-." Examples are algebra, algorithm, alkali, alcohol, and the stars Algol, Alcor, and others. Iban Sīnā and Abū 'Ubayd al-Jūzjānī: the problem of the Ptolemaic equant --The first non-Ptolemaic astronomy at the Maraghah School --The original source of Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī's planetary model --A medieval Arabic reform of the Ptolemaic Lunar Model --The role of the Almagest commentaries in medieval Arabic astronomy: a. Blitzkrieg: Book 1 of the Ladybird Expert History Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert about the fall of Europe in the Second World War in one of the most successful military strategies of modern warfare in this accessible, insightful and authoritative account.

  A History of Arabic Astronomy by George Saliba, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(9). A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam by Saliba, George and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Islamic Astronomy and Geography (Variorum Collected Studies) Prof. Fuat Sezgin's a reflection of the long years of research and studies. This book is a real source of reference that will be to keep in the library's most special point. Islamica KEYWORDS: Islamic civilisation Astronomy Geography Navigation History of science Hidden. The first major Arabic work of astronomy is the Zij al-Sindh by al-Khwarizimi. The work contains tables for the movements of the Sun, the Moon, and the five planets known at the time. The work is significant as it introduced Ptolemaic concepts into Islamic sciences. This .