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The Arabic Version of Euclid's Optics : Edited and Translated with Historical Introduction and Commentary Volume I

Author: Elaheh Kheirandish
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint : Springer, 1999.
Series: Sources in the history of mathematics and physical sciences, 16.
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Like all classical Greek texts on science, Euclid's works on optics initially came to the West mainly through medieval Arabic texts and commentaries. While several Greek versions of the Optika were discovered and translated as early as the sixteenth century, sorting out what may have been Euclid's original has not been easy. This book presents a critical translation of an Arabic texts and of Arabic commentaries on  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Bibliographic data, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaheh Kheirandish
ISBN: 9781461214526 1461214521 9781461271505 1461271509
OCLC Number: 840278128
Description: 1 online resource (CX, 320 pages 203 illustrations in 2 volumes, not available separately.).
Contents: 1 The Arabic Versions --
2 Description and Analysis of Manuscripts --
3 Editorial Procedures and Apparatus --
4 List of Manuscripts --
5 The Arabic Tradition --
6 Textual Transmission --
7 Kit?b Ugl?dis f? Ikhtil?f al-man?zir --
8Isl?h al-Man?zir --
Appendices --
Appendix A Manuscript Plates --
Appendix B Supplementary Passages.
Series Title: Sources in the history of mathematics and physical sciences, 16.
Responsibility: by Elaheh Kheirandish.

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Like all classical Greek texts on science, Euclid's works on optics initially came to the West mainly through medieval Arabic texts and commentaries. This book presents a critical translation of an  Read more...

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