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The enterprise of science in Islam : new perspectives

Author: J P Hogendijk; A I Sabra
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
Series: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between A.D. 800 and 1450, the most important centers for the study of what we now call "the exact sciences"--Including the mathematical sciences of arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry and their applications in such fields as astronomy, astrology, geography, cartography, and optics - were not in Europe but in the vast, multinational Islamic world." "This book offers an overview of this newly energized field of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J P Hogendijk; A I Sabra
ISBN: 0262194821 9780262194822
OCLC Number: 50252039
Description: xxii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The transmission of Hindu-Arabic numerals reconsidered / Paul Kunitzsch --
The transmission of Arabic astronomy via Antioch and Pisa in the second quarter of the twelfth century / Charles Burnett --
The many aspects of "appearances": Arabic optics to 950 AD / Elaheh Kheirandish --
Ibn al-Haytham's revolutionary project in optics: the achievement and the obstacle / A.I. Sabra --
Mathematics and philosophy in medieval Islam / Gerhard Endress --
Tenth-century mathematics through the eyes of Abū Sahl al-Kūhī / J. Lennart Berggren --
Quadratus mirabilis / Jacques Sesiano --
Calculating surgace areas and volumes in Islamic architecture / Yvonne Dold-Samplonius --
The Sarvasiddhāntarāja of Nityānanda / David Pingree --
On the lunar tables in Sanjaq Dār's Zīj al-Sharīf / Julio Samsó --
A panorama of research on the history of mathematics in al-Andalus and the Maghrib between the ninth and sixteenth centuries / Ahmed Djebbar --
Another Andalusian revolt? Ibn Rushd's Critique of al-Kindī's Pharmacological Computus / Y. Tzvi Langermann.
Series Title: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: edited by Jan P. Hogendijk and Abdelhamid I. Sabra.

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Research has profoundly changed our understanding of the Islamic scientific tradition. This text offers an overview of this energized field of historical investigation. The areas discussed include  Read more...

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