Arabic Mechanical Engineering: Survey of the Historical sources

  title={Arabic Mechanical Engineering: Survey of the Historical sources},
  author={Donald Routledge Hill},
  journal={Arabic Sciences and Philosophy},
  pages={167 - 186}
  • D. Hill
  • Published 1 September 1991
  • Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
The first and more important section of this article lists all the known treatises in Arabic on Fine Technology – water-clocks, automata, pumps, trick vessels, fountains, etc. The ideas, techniques and components in these treatises are of great importance in the history of machine technology. For each treatise information is given on the provenance of MSS, editions in Arabic and translations, paraphrases or commentaries in modern European languages. In addition to treatises by Arabic writers… 
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