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The record is made up of Ff. 12v-17v. It was created in 16th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Treatise on light by Abū ‘Alī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham (أبو علي الحسن بن الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم; d. ca 1040).

The text contains two diagrams.

Begins (f. 12v, lines 2-3):

... الكلام في ماهية الضوء من العلوم الطبيعية

والكلام في كيفية إشراق الضوء محتاج إلى العلوم التعليمية ...

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Ff. 12v-17v
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Arabic in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript item

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British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
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Archive reference
IO Islamic 1270, ff 12v-17v

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16th century (CE, Gregorian)

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Edition:

  • Alhazen, 'Fī al-ḍawʼ', in Majmūʻ al-rasāʼil li-Abī ʻAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham al-Baṣrī (Ḥaydarābād al-Dakan: Dāʼirat al-Maʻārif al-ʻUthmānīyah, 1357 [1938])

Study:

  • Sezgin, Fuat, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums , vol. 5 (Leiden: Brill, 1974), p. 358-74
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Optics -- Early works to 1800
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Alhazen

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Qawl fī ḍaw’ قول في الضوء Alhazen ابن الهيثم, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, IO Islamic 1270, ff 12v-17v, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100023697729.0x000004> [accessed 13 December 2019]

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