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Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Science, #47: Arabic Astronomy in Sanskrit Arabic Astronomy in Sanskrit: Al-Birjand? on Tadhkira II, Chapter 11 and Its Sanskrit Tranal-Birjand? on Tadhkira II, Cha

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An English translation of the Arabic texts and a commentary discussing their technical meaning and the deviations from them in the Sanskrit version together with a glossary of the Arabic and Sanskrit technical vocabulary conclude the volume.

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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi completed the final version of his astronomical tract cilm al-jau'a/> at Baghdad in 1274 AD. cAbd al-cAli b. Muhammad b. Husain al-Birjandi completed his commentary on it, , about 1507. In the 1720s, Nayanasukhopadhyaya translated the 11th chapter of that commentary into Sanskrit. Kusuba and Pingree present an edition of the Sanskrit, and in a separate section, an English translation facing the Arabic original. That chapter has attracted attention among European scholars since the late 19th century.
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This book provides the first presentation of the bilingual textual material that illustrates the transmission of Islamic astronomy to scientists of the Indian Sanskritic tradition. It includes editions of the chapter of the Tadhkira in which the mid-thirteenth century Persian astronomer, Nas?r al-d?n al- s? discussed the new solutions that he devised to overcome certain technical problems in the lunar and planetary models of Ptolemaic astronomy and of the learned commentary composed by al-Birjand? in the early sixteenth century together with the Sanskrit translation of both made by Nayanasukha at Jaipur in 1729. An English translation of the Arabic texts and a commentary discussing their technical meanings and the deviations from them in the Sanskrit version together with a glossary of the Arabic and Sanskrit technical vocabulary conclude the volume.

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ISBN:
9789004124752
Author:
Kusuba, Takanori
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers
Editor:
Kusuba, T.
Editor:
Pingree, D. E.
Author:
Pingree, David
Author:
Birjandi, 'Abd Al-'Ali Ibn Muh
Author:
Birjandi, 'Abd Al-'Ali Ibn Muh
Location:
Leiden
Subject:
Astronomy, Arab.
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Series:
Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies
Series Volume:
249 =v. 47
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
287
Dimensions:
9.48x6.50x.97 in. 1.45 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This book provides the first presentation of the bilingual textual material that illustrates the transmission of Islamic astronomy to scientists of the Indian Sanskritic tradition. It includes editions of the chapter of the Tadhkira in which the mid-thirteenth century Persian astronomer, Nas?r al-d?n al- s? discussed the new solutions that he devised to overcome certain technical problems in the lunar and planetary models of Ptolemaic astronomy and of the learned commentary composed by al-Birjand? in the early sixteenth century together with the Sanskrit translation of both made by Nayanasukha at Jaipur in 1729. An English translation of the Arabic texts and a commentary discussing their technical meanings and the deviations from them in the Sanskrit version together with a glossary of the Arabic and Sanskrit technical vocabulary conclude the volume.
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