12. Mathematics
(1,891 words)

In volume 1 | book 2, Islamic Literature in the Arabic Language | Section 2, The Post-Classical Period of Islamic Literature from ca. 400/1000 until ca. 656/1258

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1. While he was still an official in his hometown of Basra Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥasan (Muḥammad) b. al-Ḥasan (al-Ḥusayn b. Ḥusayn) b. al-Haytham al-Baṣrī al-Miṣrī (the Latin Alhazen) had made a name for himself by his knowledge of applied methematics. Since he had volunteered to regulate the floodings of the Nile the caliph al-Ḥākim brought hi…

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Carl Brockelmann, “12. Mathematics”, 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_122120>
First published online: 2017

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