The Astronomy of the Mamluks

@article{King1983TheAO,
  title={The Astronomy of the Mamluks},
  author={D. King},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1983},
  volume={74},
  pages={531-555}
}
  • D. King
  • Published 1983
  • Sociology
  • Isis
  • Arabs’ interests in Astronomy and Astrology entitled “Ilmu’l-hey’e” or “Ilmul-felek” and “Ilm ahkami’n-Nucum” also “Ilm Sinaat-i Ahkami’n-Nucum”by Arabs commenced before the Islamic period. Their contacts with Romans and Sassanids provided them without reckless for astronomy and astrology. Moreover, it is recognized that Arabs have a lot of information about stars, inheritance of Keldanid astronomy. However, it can not be assumed that Arabs do not have scientific and systematical knowledge… CONTINUE READING