The Resource Studies in the history of the exact sciences in honour of David Pingree, edited by Charles Burnett [and others]

Studies in the history of the exact sciences in honour of David Pingree, edited by Charles Burnett [and others]

Label
Studies in the history of the exact sciences in honour of David Pingree
Title
Studies in the history of the exact sciences in honour of David Pingree
Statement of responsibility
edited by Charles Burnett [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays reflects the wide range of David Pingree's expertise in the scientific texts (above all, concerning astronomy and astrology) of Ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, India, Persia, and the medieval Arabic, Hebrew and Latin traditions. Both theoretical aspects and the practical applications of the exact sciences-in time keeping, prediction of the future, and the operation of magic-are dealt with. The book includes several critical editions and translations of hitherto unknown or understudied texts, and a particular emphasis is on the diffusion of scientific learning from one culture to another, and through time. Above all, the essays show the variety and sophistication of the exact sciences in non-Western societies in pre-modern times
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
509/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q124.97
LC item number
.S85 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Islamic philosophy, theology, and science,
Series volume
v. 54
Label
Studies in the history of the exact sciences in honour of David Pingree, edited by Charles Burnett [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constellation into Planet / Erica Reiner -- Stars, Cities, and Predictions / Hermann Hunger -- An Early Observation Text for Mars: HSM 1899.2.112 (= HSM 1490) / John P. Britton -- A Babylonian Rising Times Scheme in Non-Tabular Astronomical Texts / Francesca Rochberg -- Babylonian Mathemagics: Two Mathematical Astronomical-Astrological Texts / Lis Brack-Bernsen, John M. Steele -- An 'Almagest' Before Ptolemy's? / Alexander Jones / Ptolemy's Harmonics and the 'Tones of the Universe' in the Canobic Inscription / N.M. Swerdlow Neither Observation nor Astronomical Tables: An Alternative Way of Computing the Planetary Longitudes in the Early Western Middle Ages / David Juste -- Les Tables Faciles de Ptolemee: une edition critique / Anne Tihon -- Arabic and Latin Astrology Compared in the Twelfth Century: Firmicus, Adelard of Bath and 'Doctor Elmirethi' ('Aristoteles Milesius') / Charles Burnett -- On the Dimension of the Astral Bodies in Zoroastrian Literature: Between Tradition and Scientific Astronomy / Antonio Panaino -- Jambudvipa: Apples or Plums? / Dominik Wujastyk -- Setting Up the Water Clock for Telling the Time of Marriage / Sreeramula Rajeswara Sarma -- Planet Worship in Ancient India / Michio Yano -- Competing Cosmologies in Early Modern Indian Astronomy / Christopher Z. Minkowski -- Two Benares Manuscripts of Narayana Pandita's Bijaganitavatamsa / Takao Hayashi -- Indian Rules for the Decomposition of Fractions / Takanori Kusuba -- Area of a Bow-Figure in India / R.C. Gupta -- A Survey of Rules for Computing the True Daily Motion of the Planets in India / Setsuro Ikeyama -- The Problem of the Sun's Corner Altitude and Convergence of Fixed-Point Iterations in Medieval Indian Astronomy / Kim Plofker -- Sanskrit Scientific Texts in Indo-Persian Sources, with Special Emphasis on Siddhantas and Karanas / S.M. Razaullah Ansari -- The Fragments of Abu Sahl al-Kuhi's Lost Geometrical Works in the Writings of al-Sijzi / J.L. Berggren, Jan P. Hogendijk; A Hellenistic Astrological Table Deemed Worthy of Being Penned in Gold Ink: the Arabic Tradition of Vettius Valens' Auxiliary Function for Finding the Length of Life / David A. King -- Magic Squares for Daily Life / Jacques Sesiano -- A Prognostication Based on the Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in 1166 (561 A.H.) / Bernard R. Goldstein -- Astrology and Prophecy: The Ikhwan al-Safa and the Legend of the Seven Sleepers / Godefroid de Callatay -- Ibn al-Haytham and Eudoxus: The Revival of Homocentric Modeling in Islam / F. Jamil Ragep -- Reform of Ptolematic Astronomy at the Court of Ulugh Beg / George Saliba -- The Zij-i Nasiri by Mahmud ibn Umar: the Earliest Indian Zij and Its Relation to the Ala i Zij / Benno van Dalen -- Current Bibliography of David Pingree -- Index of names of ancient and medieval authors
Control code
ocm62279929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 890 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423731719
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b2802705x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)62279929
  • acaebk1423731719
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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