TEXT

Kayfiyyah ṣināʿat al-ālāt al-nujūmiyyah

Title (arabic)

كيفيّة صنعة الآلات النجومية

Title (translit)

Kayfiyyah ṣināʿat al-ālāt al-nujūmiyyah

Alias

Kitāb fī ʿamal al-uṣṭurlāb
Kayfiyya ṣināʿa al-ālāt al-nujūmiyya

Author

Language

Arabic

Subject

Text type

First-order prose composition (or compilation) [matn]

Notes

This important work on instruments by ʿAbd al-Jalil al-Sijzi entitled Kayfiyyat ṣināʿat al-ālāt al-nujūmiyya (How to construct astronomical instruments) or Kitāb fī ʿamal al-uṣṭurlāb (Book on the construction of the astrolabe) probably inspired Biruni's Istīʿāb al-wujūh al-mumkina fī ṣināʿat al-uṣṭurlāb (Understanding all possible ways of constructing the astrolabe), a work that became more popular than Sijzi’s

ismi_id

91024

Literature References

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P. 113 (no. 296), A9.

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

Pp. 225-26.

Krause, Max. 1936. “Stambuler Handschriften Islamischer Mathematiker”. In Quellen Und Studien Zur Geschichte Der Mathematik, Astronomie Und Physik, Abteilung B, Studien, 3:437-532. Berlin.

Pp. 468-69.