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In synchrony with the heavens : instruments of mass calculation

Label
In synchrony with the heavens : instruments of mass calculation
Title
In synchrony with the heavens
Title remainder
instruments of mass calculation
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'This is the first investigation of one of the main interests of astronomy in Islamic civilization, namely, timekeeping by the sun and stars and the regulation of the astronomically-defined times of Muslim prayer. The study is based on over 500 medieval astronomical manuscripts first identified by the author, now preserved in libraries all over the world and originally from the entire Islamic world from the Maghrib to Central Asia and the Yemen. The materials presented provide new insights into the early development of the prayer ritual in Islam. They also call into question the popular notio
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1941-
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King, David A.
Dewey number
  • 520/.917/67
  • 522.2091767
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Medieval
  • Islam and science
  • Time (Islamic law)
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy, Medieval
  • Islam and science
  • Time (Islamic law)
  • Islamic countries
Label
In synchrony with the heavens : instruments of mass calculation
Instantiates
Publication
Note
V. 2
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface 1; Statement on previous publication of parts of this volume; Bibliography and bibliographical abbreviations; Part X. Astronomical instrumentation in the medieval Islamic world; 1 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS; 2 OBSERVATIONAL INSTRUMENTS; 3 CELESTIAL GLOBES AND ARMILLARY SPHERES; 4 STANDARD PLANISPHERIC ASTROLABES; 5 NON-STANDARD ASTROLABES; 6 QUADRANTS; 7 SUNDIALS; 8 EQUATORIA; 9 MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENTS; 10 SCHOOLS OF INSTRUMENT-MAKERS; 11 CONCLUDING REMARKS; Part XI. An approximate formula for timekeeping (750-1900); 1 Introduction; 2 The approximate trigonometric formula for timekeeping
Control code
171561467
Extent
1 online resource (volumes)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433703812
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)171561467
Label
In synchrony with the heavens : instruments of mass calculation
Publication
Note
V. 2
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface 1; Statement on previous publication of parts of this volume; Bibliography and bibliographical abbreviations; Part X. Astronomical instrumentation in the medieval Islamic world; 1 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS; 2 OBSERVATIONAL INSTRUMENTS; 3 CELESTIAL GLOBES AND ARMILLARY SPHERES; 4 STANDARD PLANISPHERIC ASTROLABES; 5 NON-STANDARD ASTROLABES; 6 QUADRANTS; 7 SUNDIALS; 8 EQUATORIA; 9 MISCELLANEOUS INSTRUMENTS; 10 SCHOOLS OF INSTRUMENT-MAKERS; 11 CONCLUDING REMARKS; Part XI. An approximate formula for timekeeping (750-1900); 1 Introduction; 2 The approximate trigonometric formula for timekeeping
Control code
171561467
Extent
1 online resource (volumes)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781433703812
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)171561467

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