14. Astronomy and Astrology
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|²⁴⁸|²²⁰In volume 1 | book 2, Islamic Literature in the Arabic Language | Section 1, The Classical Period from ca. 750 until ca. 1000

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J.B.J. Delambre, Histoire de lʼastronomie au moyen âge, Paris 1819.

The study of astronomy, which was closely linked to that of mathematics and for the most part pursued by the same scholars, was from its beginnings likewise just as much indebted to the Indians as it was to the Greeks. The translation of the Mεγάλη σύνταξις of Ptolemy is mentioned in Suppl. I, 363. As reported by Ḥusayn b. Muḥammad al-Ādamī1 (Fihrist 280,21, Casi…

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Carl Brockelmann, “14. Astronomy and Astrology”, in: Brockelmann in English: The History of the Arabic Written Tradition Online. Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2542-8098_breo_COM_121140>
First published online: 2017

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