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The Coherence of the Arabic-Latin Translation Program in Toledo in the Twelfth Century
This article reassesses the reasons why Toledo achieved prominence as a center for Arabic-Latin translation in the second half of the twelfth century, and suggests that the two principal translators,
Expounding the Mathematical Seed: A Translation of Bhaskara I on the Mathematical Chapter of the Aryabhatiya
by Ibn al-Kammad. The final article points out that a correction to Ptolemy’s Almagest, thought to have been made by Copernicus, had in fact already been made by the Arabic translator, al-Hajjaj, and
The Legend of the Three Hermes and Abū Ma'shar's Kitāb al-Ulūf in the Latin Middle Ages
  • C. Burnett
  • Physics
    Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
  • 1 January 1976
n 1968 the Warburg Institute published a full-scale study of the Kitdb al-Ulaf of Abfi Ma'shar Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Balkhi.1 In this strange treatise of astrological history the legend of the three
The Second Sense: Studies in Hearing and Musical Judgement from Antiquity to the Seventeenth Century
Explores theories of sound and hearing, and addresses some of the problems involved in listening to and evaluating musical sounds and compositions in antiquity, the Middle Ages and the early modern
Numerals and Arithmetic in the Middle Ages
Contents: Preface The abacus at Echternach in ca. 1000 A.D Abbon de Fleury, abaci doctor Algorismi vel helcep decentior est diligentia: the arithmetic of Adelard of Bath and his circle Ten or forty?
Magic and Divination in the Middle Ages: Texts and Techniques in the Islamic and Christian Worlds
Contents: Introduction Talismans: magic as science? Necromancy among the Seven Liberal Arts Adelard, Ergaphalau and the science of the stars Arabic, Greek and Latin works on astrological magic
Revisiting the 1552–1550 and 1562 Aristotle-Averroes Edition
This article analyses the changes that were made between the well-known edition of all the works of Aristotle with the commentaries of Averroes published by Giunta brothers in Venice in 1550 (with a