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Marvin Bolt

Astrology of some kind appears in virtually every known culture and is highly adaptable to diverse situations, times and places. European astrology is inextricably linked with Ptolemy’s Tetrabiblos , which became available in Latin through Plato of Tivoli’s translation in 1138. By then, numerous

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Elizabetha Levin

. “Medieval Jews and Medieval Astrolabes,” in Time, Astronomy, and Calendars in the Jewish Tradition , eds. Sacha Stern and Charles Burnett , Leiden and Boston : Brill . Ben-Dov , Jonathan , 2014 . “A Jewish Parapegma ? Reading 1 Enoch 82 in Roman Egypt” . In Time, Astronomy, and

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Muqarnas, Volume 21

Essays in Honor of J.M. Rogers

Edited by Gülru Necipoglu, Doris Behrens-Abouseif and Anna Contadini

Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World is sponsored by The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In Muqarnas articles are published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.
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Emilia Calvo

: University of Texas Press, 1997), 180; David A. King, “On the Early History of the Universal Astrolabe in Islamic Astronomy, and the Origin of the Term ‘Shakkaziyya’ in Medieval Scientific Arabic,” Journal for the History of Arabic Science 3 (1979): 244–257, reprinted in Islamic Astronomical Instruments

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Emilia Calvo

; David A. King, “On the Early History of the Universal Astrolabe in Islamic Astronomy, and the Origin of the Term ‘Shakkaziyya’ in Medieval Scientific Arabic,” Journal for the History of Arabic Science 3 (1979): 244–257, reprinted in Islamic Astronomical Instruments (London: Aldershot, 1987); Julio

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prestigious series of sources of medieval culture, de- signed, I presume, to provide a practical introit to a specified field. Hand tools are the subject, but rather than an introduction to the literature what David supplies is a kind of philosophical excursus on the structural ambiguity in the historical

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Giorgio Strano

most remarkable example is the confutation of the claim that ancient and medieval northern and southern celestial hemispheres and planispheres are based on the same stereographic projection employed to make planispheric astrolabes. By measuring the position of the stars, the constellations and the

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Johannes Thomann

, University Paris 7—Denis Diderot, 2006). 32 Flora Vafea, “ʿAbd al-Raḥman al-Ṣūfī: Study of the Lunar and Solar Eclipses with the Astrolabe,” in Navigating across Mathematical Cultures and Times , ed. I.M. Vandoulakis and Liu Dun (Singapore: World Scientific, forthcoming). 33 Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Muʿīd Ḫān

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Johannes Thomann

Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization , 2 vols.. Vol. 1: The Call of the Muezzin . Vol. 2: Instruments of Mass Calculation (Leiden: Brill, 2004‒2005), 2:473–484. Private collection (Switzerland), cf. David A. King, “Two Newly Discovered Astrolabes from ʿAbbasid Baghdad,” Suhayl

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Donato Verardi

Masar, Abenragel, bar Ḥyya Abraham Ibn Ezra. During the last century, moments and aspects of the history of astrology and of its presence in the history of culture and ideas have been clarified in important works by Bouché-Leclercq, Franz Boll, Aby Warburg, Fritz Saxl, Erwin Panofsky, Raymund