The Resource A history of Arabic sciences and mathematics, Roshdi Rashed

A history of Arabic sciences and mathematics, Roshdi Rashed

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A history of Arabic sciences and mathematics
Title
A history of Arabic sciences and mathematics
Statement of responsibility
Roshdi Rashed
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Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"In this unique insight into the history and philosophy of mathematics and science in the mediaeval Arab world, the eminent scholar Roshdi Rashed illuminates the various historical, textual and epistemic threads that underpinned the history of Arabic mathematical and scientific knowledge up to the seventeenth century. The first of five wide-ranging and comprehensive volumes, this book provides a detailed exploration of Arabic mathematics and sciences in the ninth and tenth centuries. Extensive and detailed analyses and annotations support a number of key Arabic texts, which are translated here into English for the first time. In this volume Rashed focuses on the traditions of celebrated polymaths from the ninth and tenth centuries 'School of Baghdad' - such as the Ban ︣Ms︣, ́ Thb́it ibn Qurra, Ibrh́m̋ ibn Sinń, Ab ︣Jaþfar al-Khźin, Ab ︣Sahl Wayjan ibn Rustḿ al-Qh︣ ̋- and eleventh-century Andalusian mathematicians like Ab ︣al-Qśim ibn al-Samh, and al-Mu'taman ibn Hd︣. The Archimedean-Apollonian traditions of these polymaths are thematically explored to illustrate the historical and epistemological development of 'infinitesimal mathematics' as it became more clearly articulated in the eleventh-century influential legacy of al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham ('Alhazen'). Contributing to a more informed and balanced understanding of the internal currents of the history of mathematics and the exact sciences in Islam, and of its adaptive interpretation and assimilation in the European context, this fundamental text will appeal to historians of ideas, epistemologists, mathematicians at the most advanced levels of research"--
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Rāshid, Rushdī
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Compilation translated from the French ; source texts originally written in Arabic, then translated into French, then English
LC call number
Q125.A5
LC item number
R37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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El-Bizri, Nader
Series statement
Culture and civilization in the Middle East
Series volume
29, 33, 36, 43
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Science, Medieval
  • Mathematics, Medieval
  • Science
  • Mathematics
Label
A history of Arabic sciences and mathematics, Roshdi Rashed
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Founding figures and commentators in Arabic mathematics -- v. 2. Ibn al-Haytham and analytical mathematics -- v. 3. Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of conics, geometrical constructions and practical geometry -- v. 4. Ibn al-Haytam, new spherical geometry and astronomy --
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9781315773254
Lccn
2011016464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • Main, v. 1.
  • Also in History of Science Coll., v. 4.
Other control number
40020227871
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)654316829
  • (OCoLC)ocn654316829
Label
A history of Arabic sciences and mathematics, Roshdi Rashed
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Founding figures and commentators in Arabic mathematics -- v. 2. Ibn al-Haytham and analytical mathematics -- v. 3. Ibn al-Haytham's Theory of conics, geometrical constructions and practical geometry -- v. 4. Ibn al-Haytam, new spherical geometry and astronomy --
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9781315773254
Lccn
2011016464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
  • Main, v. 1.
  • Also in History of Science Coll., v. 4.
Other control number
40020227871
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)654316829
  • (OCoLC)ocn654316829

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