Mathematical instrumentation in fourteenth-century Egypt and Syria : the illustrated treatise of Najm al-Dīn al-Mīṣrī /

An illustrated Arabic treatise, with an English translation and detailed commentary, on the construction of over 100 various astronomical instruments, many of which are otherwise unknown to specialists. It was composed by Najm al-Din al-Misri, a rather shadowy figure, in Cairo around 1330 CE.

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Charette, François, 1970-
Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003.
Description:1 online resource (xxi, 422, 136 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Language:English
Arabic
Series:Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, 0169-8729 ; v. 51
Islamic philosophy, theology, and science ; v. 51.
Subject:Astrolabes -- Egypt -- History.
Astrolabes -- Syria -- History.
Sundials -- Egypt -- History.
Sundials -- Syria -- History.
Quadrants (Astronomical instruments) -- Egypt -- History.
Quadrants (Astronomical instruments) -- Syria -- History.
NATURE -- Sky Observation.
Astrolabes.
Quadrants (Astronomical instruments)
Sundials.
Meetinstrumenten.
Sterrenkunde.
Astrolabia.
Astrolabium
Quadrant
Sonnenuhr
Konstruktion
Astronomisches Instrument
Mathematisches Instrument
Egypt.
Syria.
Mameluckenreich
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11163717
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Other uniform titles:Miṣrī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, active 14th century. Kitāb fī al-ālāt al-falakīyah.
ISBN:1423711777
9781423711773
9047402170
9789047402176
9789004130159
9004130152
9004130152
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-392) and indexes.
Print version record.
Summary:An illustrated Arabic treatise, with an English translation and detailed commentary, on the construction of over 100 various astronomical instruments, many of which are otherwise unknown to specialists. It was composed by Najm al-Din al-Misri, a rather shadowy figure, in Cairo around 1330 CE.
Other form:Print version: Charette, François, 1970- Mathematical instrumentation in fourteenth-century Egypt and Syria. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003 9004130152