In Synchrony with the Heavens, Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization
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In Synchrony with the Heavens, Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization

This is the first investigation of one of the main interests of astronomy in Islamic civilization, namely, timekeeping by the sun and stars and the regulation of the astronomically-defined times of Muslim prayer. The study is based on over 500 medieval astronomical manuscripts first identified by the author, now preserved in libraries all over the world and originally from the entire Islamic world from the Maghrib to Central Asia and...

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Islamic Mathematical Astronomy

This work on the history of Islamic mathematical astronomy includes information on: the astronomical tables of the Islamic Middle Ages; planetary astronomy; the double-argument table for lunar equations; Indian astronomy in Fez in the 14th century; and data from Arabic and Persian manuscripts.