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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Work A.6.1

Ptolemy
Tasṭīḥ basīṭ al-kura

Bibl.

Christopher Anagnostakis, The Arabic Version of Ptolemy’s Planisphaerium, PhD dissertation, Yale University, 1984. Paul Kunitzsch, ‘The Second Arabic Manuscript of Ptolemy’s Planisphaerium’, Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften 9 (1994), pp. 83-89. Paul Kunitzsch, ‘The Role of al-Andalus in the Transmission of Ptolemy’s Planisphaerium and Almagest’, Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften 10 (1995-1996), pp. 147-155 (reprinted in Id., Stars and Numbers. Astronomy and Mathematics in the Medieval Arab and Western Worlds, Abingdon, 2004, VII).

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