Ibn al-Haytham's on the Configuration of the World Hardback
Edited by Y. Tzvi Langermann
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Language & Literature of the Middle East series
The chief argument of this book, first published in 1990, is that Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World is a non-technical expose of basic astronomical teachings: it was written in particular for those whose main interests were in the areas of philosophy and natural science and who, accordingly, had an interest in relating the mathematical devices employed by professional astronomers to the heavenly bodies mentioned in the philosophical literature.
However, the primary reason for this publication is not the advancement of this thesis, but rather the presentation of the medieval texts themselves, normally so inaccessible to scholars and students alike.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 397 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/09/2016
- Category: History of science
- ISBN: 9781138698833