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The record is made up of Ff. 28r-32r. 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 by Abū ‘Alī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham (أبو علي الحسن بن الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم; d. ca 1040) on a proposition from the prolegomena of the Banū Mūsá (بنو موسى, fl. 9th century) to the Conics (Κωνικά; كتاب المخروطات) by Apollonius of Perga (Ἀπολλώνιος; أبلونيوس; fl ca 200 BC).

The text contains five diagrams.

Begins (f. 28r, line 3):

إن أحد الأشكال التي قدمها بنو موسى لبراهين كتاب المخروطات وهو الشكل الأخير

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Ff. 28r-32r
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IO Islamic 1270, ff 28r-32r

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16th century (CE, Gregorian)

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  • Ibn al-Haytham, 'Fī shakl Banī Mūsá', in Majmūʿ al-rasāʼil li-Abī ʻAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham al-Baṣrī (Ḥaydarābād: Dāʼirat al-Maʿārif al-ʿUthmānīyah, 1357 [1938])


  • Sezgin, Fuat, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums , vol. 5 (Leiden: Brill, 1974), p. 358-74
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Qawl fī shakal Banī Mūsá قول في شكل بني موسى Alhazen ابن الهيثم, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, IO Islamic 1270, ff 28r-32r, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 20 February 2020]

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