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This e-book presents the one severe version and English translation of Maḥmūd al-Jaghmīnī’s al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʾa al-basīṭa, the main extensively circulated Arabic treatise on Ptolemaic astronomy ever written. Composed within the early 13th century, this introductory textbook performed a vital position within the educating, dissemination, and institutional guide of Islamic astronomy good into the 19th century (and beyond). setting up the bottom textual content is a primary prerequisite for gaining insights into what was once thought of an straight forward astronomical textbook in Islam and in addition for figuring out the vast remark culture that outfitted upon it. 

Within this volume, the Mulakhkhaṣ is located in the broader context of the style of literature termed ʿilm al-hayʾa, which has turn into the topic of extensive study over the last 25 years. In so doing, it presents a survey of precis bills of theoretical astronomy of Jaghmīnī’s predecessors, either historical and Islamic, that may have served as power assets for the Mulakhkhaṣ. Jaghmīnī’s dates (which formerly remained unsettled) are validated, and it really is definitively proven that he composed not just the Mulakhkhaṣ but additionally different clinical treatises, together with the preferred clinical treatise al-Qānūnča, in the course of a interval that has been deemed certainly one of medical decline and stagnation in Islamic lands. The e-book could be of specific curiosity to students engaged within the learn of Islamic theoretical astronomy, yet is obtainable to a basic readership drawn to studying what constituted an creation to Ptolemaic astronomy in Islamic lands.

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