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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi's Memoir on Astronomy (al-Tadhkira fi cilm al-hay'a)
Tusi (1201-1274 a.d.) was an Arabic scholar whose writings became the standard texts in several disciplines for several centuries. They include editions of Euclid's Elements and Ptolemy's Almagest,Expand
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Duhem, the Arabs, and the history of cosmology
Duhem has generally been understood to have maintained that the major Greek astronomers were instrumentalists. This view has emerged mainly from a reading of his 1908 publication To Save theExpand
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Copernicus and His Islamic Predecessors: Some Historical Remarks
Based upon research over the past half century, there has been a growing recognition that a number of mathematical models used by Copernicus had originally been developed by Islamic astronomers. ThisExpand
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Ibn al-Shāṭir and Copernicus: The Uppsala Notes Revisited
It has long been recognized that Copernicus’ models in the Commentariolus bear a striking resemblance to those of Ibn al-Shāṭir (14th-c. Damascus). A number of scholars have postulated some sort ofExpand
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Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī
Abū Jacfar Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. al-Ḥasan Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī was born on Saturday (at dawn according to Riḍawī1), 11 Jumādā I, 597 H./17 February 1201 A.D. in Ṭūs or its environs2 and died inExpand
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cAlīqushjī and Regiomontanus: Eccentric Transformations and Copernican Revolutions
In 1973, Noel Swerdlow presented a new and significant reconstruction ofhow Copernicus arrived at the heliocentric theory. I This reconstruction was based upon several bits of newly-interpretedExpand
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