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This source book provides new information about a much neglected aspect of the scientific tradition of the Islamic Middle Ages, focusing on folk astronomy and its relations to religious duties (determination of the times of Muslim prayer and the direction towards the Kaaba in Mecca (Arabic qibla)).
Edited and Translated by Mohsen Zakeri
This source publication of ʿAlī b. ʿUbayda al-Rayḥānī ’s remaining works provides fascinating new material for the study of Arabic literature on proverbs, translations of classical Greek and Persian into Arabic, and clarification of numerous obscure titles in the Arabic bibliographical literature.
Edited and translated by Edwin E. Calverley and James W. Pollock
In terms of the Science of Theological Statement [Kalam] Abd Allah Baydawi (d. 1316?) concisely outlines perceived Islamic reality - in its modes of the naturally Possible, the apodictically Divine, and the humanly heroic Prophetic - as the process of perfecting man's spiritual structure.
Abū Ma‘šar. Edited and translated by Keiji Yamamoto and Charles Burnett
These volumes provide the Arabic, Latin and English versions of the major text on political astrology of the Middle Ages, generally attributed to Abū Ma‘šar (Albumasar), with a commentary and Latin-Arabic and Arabic-Latin glossaries.
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