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First published as a special issue of the journal Medieval Encounters (vol. 23, 2017), this volume, edited by Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, Charles Burnett, Silke Ackermann, and Ryan Szpiech, brings together fifteen studies on various aspects of the astrolabe in medieval cultures. The astrolabe, developed in antiquity and elaborated throughout the Middle Ages, was used for calculation, teaching, and observation, and also served astrological and medical purposes. It was the most popular and prestigious of the mathematical instruments, and was found equally among practitioners of various sciences and arts as among princes in royal courts. By considering sources and instruments from Muslim, Christian, and Jewish contexts, this volume provides state-of-the-art research on the history and use of the astrolabe throughout the Middle Ages.

Contributors are Silke Ackermann, Emilia Calvo, John Davis, Laura Fernández Fernández, Miquel Forcada, Azucena Hernández, David A. King, Taro Mimura, Günther Oestmann, Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas, Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma, Petra G. Schmidl, Giorgio Strano, Flora Vafea, and Johannes Thomann.

This Special Issue of Medieval Encounters is based on the papers of the conference on “Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures” held at the Warburg Institute, University of London, on 24–25 April 2014, under the aegis of a three-year research project on “Astrolabes in Jewish Culture.” This project was

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In: Medieval Encounters

This book, first published as a Special Issue of Medieval Encounters , is based on the papers of the conference on “Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures” held at the Warburg Institute, University of London, on 24–25 April 2014, under the aegis of a three-year research project on “Astrolabes in Jewish

In: Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures

This book, first published as a Special Issue of Medieval Encounters , is based on the papers of the conference on “Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures” held at the Warburg Institute, University of London, on 24–25 April 2014, under the aegis of a three-year research project on “Astrolabes in Jewish

In: Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures

Apart from the collected volumes of David King’s masterful research on both Islamic and European medieval astronomical instruments, most research undertaken on astrolabes has been dispersed in journals devoted to specialized topics. This volume unifies the most current research on astrolabes

In: Early Science and Medicine

Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures LEIDEN | BOSTON Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures Edited by Josefina Rodríguez-Arribas Charles Burnett Silke Ackermann Ryan Szpiech Typeface for the Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic scripts: “Brill”. See and download: brill.com/brill-typeface. issn 978

Author: David A. King

Part XVII The quatrefoil as decoration on astrolabe retes To the memory of Myron Bement Smith DEDICATION, ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND NOTES ON THIS VERSION This study is dedicated to the memory of a historian of Islamic architecture and culture who inspired me to pursue my graduate studies in one of

In: In Synchrony with the Heavens, Volume 2 Instruments of Mass Calculation

the culture that produced such instruments. The astrolabe of Petrus Raimundi is a witness to the society of the second half of the fourteenth century in the kingdom of Aragon 1 under King Peter iv el Ceremonioso who was a supporter of science, mainly astronomy, astrology, medicine, and, above

In: Medieval Encounters
Author: Silke Ackermann

century, thus providing essential knowledge for the construction of astrolabe clock dials. Four papers in this issue focus on the rich culture of scientific exchange and instrument production in medieval Spain. How little we know even about seemingly basic workshop practices and division of labour in

In: Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures
Author: Silke Ackermann

essential knowledge for the construction of astrolabe clock dials. Four papers in this issue focus on the rich culture of scientific exchange and instrument production in medieval Spain. How little we know even about seemingly basic workshop practices and division of labour in the Middle Ages is lamented by

In: Astrolabes in Medieval Cultures