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- DescriptionThis is the first investigation of one of the main interests of astromy in Islamic civilization, namely, timekeeping by the sun and stars and the regulation of the astromically-defined times of Muslim prayer. The study is based on over 500 medieval astromical manuscripts first identified by the author, w preserved in libraries all over the world and originally from the entire Islamic world from the Maghrib to Central Asia and the Yemen.
- Author BiographyDavid A. King, Ph.D. (1972) in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Yale University, has been Professor of the History of Science at the J. W. Goethe University in Frankfurt since 1985. He has published extensively on astronomy and astronomical instruments in Islamic civilization.
- Author(s)David King
- Date of Publication11/12/2013
- SubjectAstronomy, Space & Time
- Place of PublicationLeiden
- Country of PublicationNetherlands
- Weight2708 g
- Width208 mm
- Height269 mm
- Spine46 mm
- Contained items statement2 Paperbacks
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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