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Lund Astronomical Clock
The genesis of this article lies in a recent visit to the Romanesque cathedral of Lund. While in the cathedral, I walked over to the medieval astronomical clock to await the moving figures and music...
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Ibn Yunus and The Pendulum: A History of Errors
In this article, Professor David A. King explores the authenticity of the statement that tenth-century Egyptian astronomer Ibn Yūnus was the first person to use a pendulum to measure time. After...
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The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the 9th and 10th centuries
[Note of the editor] This article was published in 2003 as: David A. King, "The renaissance of astronomy in Baghdad in the ninth and tenth centuries: A list of publications, mainly from the last 50...
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Ali Al-Qushji and His Contributions to Mathematics and Astronomy
Ali Al-Qushji was one of the most noteworthy and important scientists in the Islamic world. He wrote valuable works especially on astronomy and mathematics. He was a student and co-worker of the...
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The Stellar and Lunar Keys to Medieval Muslim Agriculture
Proceedings of the conference 1001 Inventions: Muslim Heritage in Our World organised by FSTC, London, 25-26 May 2010]. In this short note, Dr Zohor Idrisi, an expert on the history of Islamic...
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The Instruments of Istanbul Observatory
In this article, Professor Sevim Tekeli, an outstanding scholar in the history of Ottoman science, describes the instruments built by Taqî al-Dîn Ibn Ma'ruf and his team at the Istanbul observatory (...
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Scientific Contacts and Influences Between the Islamic World and Europe: The Case of Astronomy
For more than a thousand years the Muslim East and the Christian West, notwithstanding the differences in...
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The Scholars of Seville - Mathematics and Astronomy
In Seville, scholars led the science of astronomy, criticising earlier works on the basis of new observations...
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Using an Astrolabe
The history of the astrolabe begins more than two thousand years ago, but it is in the Islamic classical...
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The Scholars of Toledo
Toledo was the first major contact of Christian Europe with Islamic civilisation and it was the beginning of...
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The Scholars of Baghdad
An immense number of scholars lived and worked in Baghdad in the centuries of Islamic scientific glory (7th-...
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Astronomical Instruments of Tycho Brahe and Taqi al-Din
Tycho Brahe "was a brilliant astronomer and scientist of his time, and has had a big significance on the...
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