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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this survey of Arabic planetary theories from the 11th to the 15th centuries, Saliba argues that what has been considered an age of decline in Arabic science was in fact a "Golden Age" for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Saliba
ISBN: 081477962X 9780814779620
OCLC Number: 28723059
Description: ix, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. General Background of Arabic Astronomy. 1. The Development of Astronomy in Medieval Islamic Society. 2. Astrology/Astronomy, Islamic --
II. Development of Planetary Theories. 3. Iban Sina and Abu Ubayd al-Juzjani: The Problem of the Ptolemaic Equant. 4. The First Non-Ptolemaic Astronomy at the Maraghah School. 5. The Original Source of Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi's Planetary Model. 6. A Medieval Arabic Reform of the Ptolemaic Lunar Model. 7. The Role of the Almagest Commentaries in Medieval Arabic Astronomy: A Preliminary Survey of Tusi's Redaction of Ptolemy's Almagest --
III. Observations and Observatories. 8. An Observational Notebook of a Thirteenth-Century Astronomer. 9. Solar Observations at the Maraghah Observatory before 1275: A New Set of Parameters. 10. The Determination of the Solar Eccentricity and Apogee According to Muayyad al-Din al-Urdi. 11. The Determination of New Planetary Parameters at the Maragha Observatory --
IV. Theory and Observation. 12. Theory and Observation in Islamic Astronomy: The Work of Ibn al-Shatir of Damascus --
V. Arabic Astronomy and Copernicus. 13. The Role of Maragha in the Development of Islamic Astronomy: A Scientific Revolution before the Renaissance. 14. The Astronomical Tradition of Maragha: A Historical Survey and Prospects for Future Research. 15. Arabic Astronomy and Copernicus.
Series Title: New York University studies in Near Eastern civilization, no. 19.
Responsibility: George Saliba.
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