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Stars and numbers : astronomy and mathematics in the medieval Arab and Western worlds

Author: Paul Kunitzsch
Publisher: Aldershot ; Burlington Vt : Ashgate Variorum, cop. 2004.
Series: Collected studies., Collected studies series = Série recueils d'études ;, 791.
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This is the second collection of articles by Kunitzsch on Arabic-Islamic astronomy and its reception in medieval Europe. In this multi- lingual edition (English, German and French) Kunitzsch examines  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
[études diverses]
Named Person: Ptolemy; Ptolemy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kunitzsch
ISBN: 0860789683 9780860789680
OCLC Number: 718603175
Language Note: Text in English, French and German.
Notes: Reproduction photomécanique de divers articles et contributions parus de 1977 à 2003.
Description: XIV, [340] p. : ill., tabl. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface; Ptolemy in the Arabic-Latin Tradition: Gerard's translations of astronomical texts, especially the Almagest; Gerhard von Cremona als Ubersetzer des Almagest; Uber einige Spuren der syrischen Almagestubersetzung; Die astronomische Terminologie im Almagest; A hitherto unknown Arabic manuscript of the Almagest; The second Arabic manuscript of Ptolemy's Planisphaerium; The role of al-Andalus in the transmission of Ptolemy's Planisphaerium and Almagest; Fragements of Ptolemy's Planisphaerium in an Early Latin Translation; Das Arabische als Vermittler und Anreger europaischer Wissenschaftssprache; Erfahrungen und Beobachtungen bei der Arbeit mit Texten der arabisch-lateinischen Ubersetzungsliteratur (Mathematik/Astronomie). Arabic Astronomy: The chapter on the fixed stars in Zaradusht's Kitab al-Mawalid; The astronomer al-Sufi as a source for Ulug Beg's Star Catalogue (1437); Al-Sufi and the astrolabe stars; An Arabic celestial globe from the Schmidt Collection, Vienna. Arabic Astronomy in the West: Les relations scientifiques entre l'Occident et le monde arabe a l'epoque de Gerbert; Traces of a 10th-century Spanish-Arabic astrolabe; La table des climats dans le corpus des plus anciens textes latins sur l'astrolabe; The stars on the rete of the so-called 'Carolingian astrolabe'; Three dubious stars in the oldest European table of astrolabe stars; The chapter on the stars in an early European treatise on the use of the astrolabe (ca. AD 1000); A note on Ascelinus' Table of Astrolabe Stars; On six kinds of astrolabe: a hitherto unknown Latin treatise; Zur Problematik der Astrolabsterne: eine weitere unbrauchbare Sterntafel; Coronelli's great celestial globe made for Louis XIV: the nomenclature; Ratselhafte Sternnamen. Mathematics And Numbers: Findings in some texts of Euclid's Elements (mediaeval transmission, Arabo-Latin); 'The Peacock's Tail': on the names of some theorems of Euclid's Elements; Letters in geometrical diagrams, Greek - Arabic - Latin; The transmission of Hindu-Arabic numerals reconsidered; Indexes.
Series Title: Collected studies., Collected studies series = Série recueils d'études ;, 791.
Responsibility: Paul Kunitzsch.
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