Astronomy and Astrology in India and Iran

  title={Astronomy and Astrology in India and Iran},
  author={David Edwin Pingree},
  pages={229 - 246}
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)ONLY in recent years have the interrelationships of Babylonian, Greek, and Indian astronomy and astrology become a subject which can be studied meaningfully. This development is due to several factors: our greatly increased understanding of cuneiform material made possible by the scholarship of Professor O. Neugebauer; 1 the discovery of Babylonian parameters and techniques not only in the standard Greek… 
The Transmission of Astronomy and Astrology in the Medieval Islamic World
This section examines the development and great advances in astronomical and astrological knowledge in Eastern cultures, beginning with the initial establishment of Islam in the eighth century, when
Babylonian and Indian Astronomy: Early Connections
Did the Indian and Babylonian astronomy evolve in isolation, was there mutual influence, or was one dependent on the other? Scholars have debated these questions for more than two centuries, and
On the Greek Origin of the Indian Planetary Model Employing a Double Epicycle
The development of geometric models to explain the inequalities of planetary motion in terms of combinations of circular motions is characteristic of Greek astronomy, and derives its initial bias
Parallel Planetary Astrologies in Medieval China and Inner Asia
Portentous clusters of the five visible planets are repeatedly implicated in historical sources in connection with dynastic transitions in early China. In the medieval period, which is the focus of
Ibn al-Kammād’s Muqtabis zij and the astronomical tradition of Indian origin in the Iberian Peninsula
In this paper, we analyze the astronomical tables in al-Zīj al-Muqtabis by Ibn al-Kammād (early twelfth century, Córdoba), based on the Latin and Hebrew versions of the lost Arabic original, each of
Discussions of Astrology in Early Tafsīr
Judicial astrology, predicting future events on the basis of celestial positions, has been a fraught topic in Islamic literature. On one hand, the spectre of humans knowing their future with
Astrology and Cosmology in Early China: Conforming Earth to Heaven
Introduction Part I. Astronomy and Cosmology in the Time of Dragons: 1. Astronomy begins at Taosi 2. Watching for dragons Part II. Aligning with Heaven: 3. Looking to the supernal lord 4. Bringing
Under a Censored Sky: Astronomy and Rabbinic Authority in the Talmud Bavli and Related Literature
Until the last few decades of the twentieth century, research on Judaism and astronomy and related celestial sciences tended to emphasize the medieval and Second Temple periods. To date, with the
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BEH, vol. I Also available online – ods with durations that dwarf modern estimates of the age of the universe. In the 18th century, some European intellectuals were so impressed by the
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clothing, finds its origins in various parts of the East, but it was in Kashmir that the twill-tapestry technique coupled with the use of very fine and soft wool produced the most desirable and


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