Astronomy and Astrology in the Medieval Islamic World (Variorum Collected Studies CS 600)

Astronomy and Astrology in the Medieval Islamic World (Variorum Collected Studies CS 600)

By: Edward Stewart Kennedy (author)Hardback

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This is a collection of articles from various journals on the history of astronomy and astrology in the Medieval Islamic world. They look at subjects such as: Ibn al-Haytham's determination of the meridian from one solar altitude, and an astrological history based on Genghis Khan's career.

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Part 1 Astronomy: Habash al-Hasib on the Melon astrolabe, Habash al-Hasib and Richard P. Lorch; two topics from an astrological manuscript - Sindhind days and planetary latitudes; Al-Sufi on the celestial globe; applied mathematics in the 10th century - Abu' l-Wafa' calculates the distance Baghdad-Mecca; two mappings proposed by Biruni, M.-Th. Debarnot; the spherical case of the Tusi couple, George Saliba; spherical astronomy in Kashi's Khaqani Zij; two medieval approaches to the equation of time; Ibn al-Haytham's determination of the meridian from one solar altitude; Ulugh Beg as scientist; the heritage of Ulugh Beg; planetary theory - late Islamic and Renaissance; two tables from an Arabic astronomical handbook for the Mongol Viceroy of Tibet, Jan Hogendijk; eclipse predictions in Arabic astronomical tables prepared for the Mongol Viceroy of Tibet. Part 2 Astrology: Al-Biruni's treatise on astrological lots, Al-Biruni et al; Ibn Mu'adh on the astrological houses; an astrological history based on the career of Genghis Khan; treatise V of Kashi's Khaqani Zij - determination of the ascendent; the astrological houses as defined by mediaeval Islamic astronomers.

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  • publication date: 05/03/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780860786825
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780860786825
  • ISBN10: 086078682X

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