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This source book provides new information about a much neglected aspect of the scientific tradition of the Islamic Middle Ages, focusing on folk astronomy and its relations to religious duties (determination of the times of Muslim prayer and the direction towards the Kaaba in Mecca (Arabic qibla)).
Edited and Translated by Mohsen Zakeri
This source publication of ʿAlī b. ʿUbayda al-Rayḥānī ’s remaining works provides fascinating new material for the study of Arabic literature on proverbs, translations of classical Greek and Persian into Arabic, and clarification of numerous obscure titles in the Arabic bibliographical literature.
David A. King
David A. King
Edited and translated by Edwin E. Calverley and James W. Pollock
In terms of the Science of Theological Statement [Kalam] Abd Allah Baydawi (d. 1316?) concisely outlines perceived Islamic reality - in its modes of the naturally Possible, the apodictically Divine, and the humanly heroic Prophetic - as the process of perfecting man's spiritual structure.
David A. King
The author describes how Muslims over the centuries have determined the sacred direction (qibla) towards Mecca and presents two highly sophisticated Mecca-centred world-maps for finding the qibla. These recently-discovered world-maps have forced a reevaluation of Muslim achievements in ...
Abū Ma‘šar. Edited and translated by Keiji Yamamoto and Charles Burnett
These volumes provide the Arabic, Latin and English versions of the major text on political astrology of the Middle Ages, generally attributed to Abū Ma‘šar (Albumasar), with a commentary and Latin-Arabic and Arabic-Latin glossaries.
This work contains indexes of the proper names and subjects of the Great Commentary of Fahr al-Dîn al Râzî, based on the Beirut edition (1981) and also taking into account the editions of Cairo (1933) and Teheran (n.d.).
A Critical Edition, with Introduction, Translation, Commentary and Glossaries by N. Peter Joosse
This publication deals with the practical philosophy in Barhebraeus's enclyclopaedia of Aristotelian wisdom "Butyrum sapientiae". The three Syriac books on Ethics, Politics and Economy are unique and the only specimens of its kind, surviving in the Syriac language and literature.
Arthur Jeffery with a Preface by Gerhard Böwering and Jane Dammen McAuliffe
Republication of Arthur Jeffery’s important study, The Foreign Vocabulary of the Qur’ān, offers a new generation of scholars and students access to this foundational text. Arranged in Arabic alphabetical order, Jeffery’s compendium of philological scholarship remains an indispensable tool for ...
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