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A history of Arabic sciences and mathematics

Author: Rushdī Rāshid; Nader El-Bizri
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge ; [Beirut, Lebanon?] : Centre for Arab Unity Studies, 2012-<2014>
Series: Culture and civilisation in the Middle East, v. 29, etc.
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"In this unique insight into the history and philosophy of mathematics and science in the mediaeval Arab world, the eminent scholar Roshdi Rashed illuminates the various historical, textual and epistemic threads that underpinned the history of Arabic mathematical and scientific knowledge up to the seventeenth century. The first of five wide-ranging and comprehensive volumes, this book provides a detailed exploration  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rushdī Rāshid; Nader El-Bizri
ISBN: 9780415582179 0415582172 9780203636596 0203636597 9780415582186 0415582180 9780203084342 0203084349 9780415582155 0415582156 9780203597705 0203597702 9780415582162 0415582164 9781315773254 1315773252
Language Note: Compilation translated from the French ; source texts originally written in Arabic, then translated into French, then English.
OCLC Number: 654316829
Description: v. <1-4> : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Volume 1. Founding figures and commentators in Arabic mathematics --
volume. 2. Ibn al-Haytham and analytical mathematics --
volume. 3. Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of conics, geometrical constructions and practical geometry --
volume. 4. Ibn al-Haytam, new spherical geometry and astronomy.
Series Title: Culture and civilisation in the Middle East, v. 29, etc.
Other Titles: Founding figures and commentators in Arabic mathematics.
Ibn al-Haytham and analytical mathematics.
Responsibility: Roshdi Rashed.

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Providing a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the medieval Arab world, this book also includes extensive commentary from one of the world's foremost  Read more...
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