Theory and Observation in Islamic Astronomy: The Work of IBN AL-SHĀTIR of Damascus

  title={Theory and Observation in Islamic Astronomy: The Work of IBN AL-SHĀTIR of Damascus},
  author={G. Saliba},
  journal={Journal for the History of Astronomy},
  pages={35 - 43}
  • G. Saliba
  • Published 1987
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the History of Astronomy
  • I am aware of only one study that is especially devoted to the relationship between theory and astronomical observations in medieval times, namely an article of Bernard Goldstein, which discusses mainly the works of Levi Ben Gerson (1288-1344).1 Of the other medieval astronomers, especially those writing in Arabic, only a few have been studied; and that was done specifically in terms of their reaction to Ptolemaic astronomy. Furthermore, the study of the works of these astronomers has centred… CONTINUE READING
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