PERSON

Al-ʿAbbās ibn Saʿīd al-Jawharī

Name (arabic)

العبّاس بن سعيد الجوهري

Name (translit)

Al-ʿAbbās ibn Saʿīd al-Jawharī

Alias

Jawharī

Flourished

200H/815J

Lived in

Notes

Jawharī, who flourished in 9th century in Baghdad, made solar, lunar, and planetary observations under the auspices of the ʿAbbāsid caliph Maʾmūn. He is alleged to have written a zīj, currently non-extant.

Number in MAMS

43

Biography URL

ismi_id

105280

Authored Works

5 works:

Astronomy: General

Risālah fī maʿrifah buʿd al-shams ʿan markaz al-arḍ , رسالة في معرفة بعد الشمس عن مركز الأرض

Geometry: General

Iṣlāḥ Kitāb al-uṣūl , إصلاح كتاب الأصول
Kitāb al-ashkāl allatī zādahā fī al-maqālah al-ūlá min Uqlīdis , كتاب الأشكال التي زادها في المقالة الأولی من أقليدس
Tafsīr Kitāb Uqlīdis , تفسير كتاب أقليدس
Ziyādāt fī al-maqālah al-khāmisah min Kitāb Uqlīdis , زيادات في المقالة الخامسة من كتاب أقليدس

References

Bolt, Marvin. 2007. “Jawharī: Al-ʿAbbās Ibn Saʿīd Al-Jawharī”. In The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Astronomers, ed. Thomas Hockey, 1:591-92. New York: Springer-Verlag.
Rozenfeld, Boris, and Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. 2003. Mathematicians, Astronomers And Other Scholars Of Islamic Civilisation And Their Works (7Th-19Th C.). Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture.

Pp. 26-27 (no. 43)

Rozenfeld, Boris, and Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. 2003. Mathematicians, Astronomers And Other Scholars Of Islamic Civilisation And Their Works (7Th-19Th C.). Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture.

Pp. 26-27 (no. 43).

DeYoung, Gregg. 1997. “Al-Jawharī's Additions To Book V Of Euclid's Elements”. Zeitschrift Für Geschichte Der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften 11: 153-178.
Brockelmann, Carl. 1996. Geschichte Der Arabischen Litteratur (Gal). 5 vol.. Leiden; New York: E. J. Brill.

Vol. 2, p. 2017; suppl. 1, p. 382.

Matvievskaya, Galina, and Boris Rozenfeld. 1983. Matematiki I Astronomy Musulmanskogo Srednevekovya I Ikh Trudi, Viii-Xvii Vv [Mathematicians And Astronomers Of The Muslim Middle Ages And Their Works, Viii-Xvii Centuries]. 3 vol.. Moscow: Nauka.

Vol. 2, pp. 46-47 (no. 21).

Suter, Heinrich. 1981. Die Mathematiker Und Astronomen Der Araber Und Ihre Werke. Amsterdam: APA; Oriental Press.

P. 12.

Sezgin, Fuat. 1978. Geschichte Des Arabischen Schrifttums (Gas), Vol. 6, Astronomie Bis Ca. 430 H. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

Pp. 138-39.

Sezgin, Fuat. 1974. Geschichte Des Arabischen Schrifttums (Gas), Vol. 5, Mathematik Bis Ca. 430 H. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

Pp. 243-44.

Sabra, Abdelhamid, and Charles Gillipsie. 1973. “Al‐Jawharī”. In Dictionary Of Scientific Biography, 7:79-80. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
Sabra, Abdelhamid, and Charles Gillipsie. 1973. “Al‐Jawharī”. In Dictionary Of Scientific Biography, 7:79-80. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
Sayılı, Aydın. 1960. The Observatory In Islam And Its Place In The General History Of The Observatory. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi (Turkish Historical Society).

See chapter 2, "Al Mamûn's Observatory Building Activity," pp. 50-87, for a valuable discussion, beginning with a thorough analysis of early Islamic astronomical observations.

Kennedy, Edward. 1956. “A Survey Of Islamic Astronomical Tables”. Transactions Of The American Philosophical Society 46, pt. 2: 121-177.

P. 136 (no. 99), 128.

Kapp, A. 1935. “Arabische Übersetzer Und Kommentatoren Euklids, Sowie Deren Math.-Naturwiss. Werke Auf Grund Des Ta'rīkh Al-Ḥukamā' Des Ibn Al-Qifṭī: Iii”. Isis 24 (1): 37-79.

Vol. 2, p. 71.

Lippert, Julius, and Jamāl Al-Qifṭī. 1903. “Taʾrīḫ Al-Hukamāʾ”. Leipzig: Theodor Weicher.

P. 219.

Ibn al-Nadīm, Muḥammad. 1871. Kitāb Al-Fihrist, Ed. Gustav Flügel. 2 vol.. Leipzig: Vogel.

Pp. 266, 272.

Khalifa, Hajji. 1835. Hajji Khalifa. Kashf Al-Ẓunūn ʿAn Asāmī Al-Kutub Waʾl-Funūn = Lexicon Bibliographicum Et Encyclopaedicum A Mustafa Ben Abdallah Katib Jelebi Dicto Et Nomine Haji Khalfa Celebrato Compositum. Ed. Gustav Flügel. 7 vol.. Leipzig-London: R. Bentley for the Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland.

Vol. 1, p. 382; vol. 3, p. 466.

Sarton, George. Introduction To The History Of Science. 3 vols. in 5 vol.. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, for the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Vol. 1, p. 562.