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  1. The Arabic Translations of Ptolemy's Almagest

    Prof. Paul Kunitzsch Emeritus Professor of Arabic Studies, the University of Munich, Germany. Around 150 AD Claudius Ptolemaeus wrote the great handbook ...


  2. Translating a Work of Higher Mathematics

    Dr Nathan Sidoli Associate Professor, Waseda University, Japan During the early ʿAbbāsid period (ninth century CE), a diverse group of scholars collaborated ...


  3. Arabic Commentators on Ptolemy's Almagest

    Dr María José Parra Pérez- Independent Researcher Dr Dirk Grupe- Patent Attorney / Independent Researcher Among pre-modern Arabic scholars, the Almagest ...


  4. The British Empire in the Gulf during the Second World War

    Dr Mark Hobbs Gulf History Specialist, British Library An overview of Bahrain Political Agency files dealing with the impact of the Second World War on ...


  5. Studying the Mathematical Sciences

    Dr Nathan Sidoli Associate Professor, Waseda University, Japan In medieval Islamic societies, education in the mathematical sciences was based not on ...


  6. The Making of Medical Manuals: The 'Questions and Answers' Format in Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq’s Medical Manuals

    Maria Chicco Medical Student, King's College London Ḥunayn Ibn Isḥāq: a Medieval Arab scholar who transformed his understanding of ancient Greek ...


  7. Ibn al-Raqqām’s treatise on sundials

    Prof. Julio Samso Emeritus Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, The University of Barcelona During a period often characterised as one of decay and ...


  8. al-Bīrūnī: a high point in the Development of Islamic Astronomy

    Prof. Julio Samso Emeritus Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, The University of Barcelona al-Bīrūnī’s Qānūn is the most complete astronomical ...


  9. Sahl ibn Bishr and the Rise of Astrology in Abbasid Times

    Prof. Julio Samso Emeritus Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, The University of Barcelona Astrology was considered a scientific discipline in the ...


  10. The Latin Reception of the Arabic Tradition of the Almagest

    Dr Dirk Grupe Patent Attorney / Independent Researcher Ptolemaic astronomy became known in mediaeval Europe mainly through translations from Arabic. Latin ...


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