The First Non-Ptolemaic Astronomy at the Maraghah School

  title={The First Non-Ptolemaic Astronomy at the Maraghah School},
  author={G. Saliba},
  pages={571 - 576}
  • G. Saliba
  • Published 1979
  • Sociology
  • Isis
  • In 1893 Bernard Carra de Vaux published a translation of a chapter of an astronomical text written by Na?jir al-Din al-TUsT (d. A.D. 1274), in which Tus1 proposed a nonPtolemaic model for the moon.1 Carra de Vaux's translation and commentary asserted that Islamic scientists did not hold Ptolemy in such high regard. The text itself remains unpublished, and during the past sixty years or so, historians of science have failed to take note of it. Between 1957 and 1966, however, Victor Roberts… CONTINUE READING
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