Al-Kāshī's Treatise on Astronomical Observational Instruments

@article{Kennedy1961AlKshsTO,
  title={Al-Kāshī's Treatise on Astronomical Observational Instruments},
  author={Edward S. Kennedy},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  year={1961},
  volume={20},
  pages={98 - 108}
}
  • E. S. Kennedy
  • Published 1 April 1961
  • Physics
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
T His paper is a minor contribution to the slowly accumulating corpus of materials on medieval observatory equipment. It presents the Persian text, translation, and commentary to a short treatise written by the fifteenth-century Iranian mathematician and astronomer Jamshid Ghiydth al-Din al-Kdshi (or al-Kdshdni), who later played a leading role (cf. [9])2 at the Samarqand observatory of Ulugh Beg. Since he evidently had some knowledge of the TI-Khanid observa- 
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  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
  • 1961

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