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Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World

Y. Tzvi Langermann



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27 February 2018
History of science; Astronomy, space & time
The chief argument of this book, first published in 1990, is that Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World is a non-technical expose of basic astronomical teachings: it was written in particular for those whose main interests were in the areas of philosophy and natural science and who, accordingly, had an interest in relating the mathematical devices employed by professional astronomers to the heavenly bodies mentioned in the philosophical literature. However, the primary reason for this publication is not the advancement of this thesis, but rather the presentation of the medieval texts themselves, normally so inaccessible to scholars and students alike.
Edited by:   Y. Tzvi Langermann
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   522g
ISBN:   9781138698871
ISBN 10:   1138698873
Series:   Routledge Library Editions: Language & Literature of the Middle East
Pages:   397
Publication Date:   27 February 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
1. Introduction 1.1. Summary of On the Configuration 1.2. Al-Shukak ala Batlamyus 1.3. The Planetary Hypotheses 1.4. Predecessors and the hay'ah Tradition 1.5. The Medieval, Hebrew and Latin Translations 1.6. Our Edition and Translation 1.7. References 2. On the Configuration of the World

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