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A history of Arabic astronomy : planetary theories during the golden age of Islam

Author: George Saliba
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1994.
Series: New York University studies in Near Eastern civilization, no. 19.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Saliba
ISBN: 0814780237 9780814780237 9780814779620 081477962X
OCLC Number: 35666761
Description: ix, 340 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. General background of Arabic astronomy. The development of astronomy in medieval Islamic society --
Astrology/Astronomy, Islamic --
pt. 2. Development of planetary theories. 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 preliminary survey of Ṭūsī's redaction of Ptolemy's Almagest --
pt. 3. Observations and observatories. An observational notebook of a thirteenth-century astronomer --
Solar observations at the Maraghah Observatory before 1275: a new set of parameters --
The determination of the solar eccentricity and apogee according to Mu'ayyad al-Dīn al-'Urdī --
The determination of new planetary parameters at the Maragha Observatory --
pt. 4. Theory and observation. Theory and observation in Islamic astronomy: the work of Ibn al-Shāṭir of Damascus --
pt. 5. Arabic astronomy and Copernicus. The role of Maragha in the development of Islamic astronomy: a scientific revolution before the Renaissance --
The astronomical tradition of Maragha: a historical survey and prospects for future research --
Arabic astronomy and Copernicus.
Series Title: New York University studies in Near Eastern civilization, no. 19.
Other Titles: Arabic astronomy
Planetary theories during the golden age of Islam
Responsibility: George Saliba.
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