Islamic Astronomical Tables

Author(s): 
van Dalen, Benno
ISBN: 
9781472422385
Date published: 
February 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£90.00

This volume comprises nine articles on Islamic astronomy published since 1989 by Benno van Dalen. The five articles in the first part of this collection explain the principles of a range of statistical methods for determining unknown parameter values underlying astronomical tables and present extensive step-by-step examples for their use. The four articles in the second part provide extensive studies of materials in unpublished primary sources on Islamic astronomy that heavily depend on these methods. The volume is completed with a detailed index.