The Light of the World, Volume 1: Astronomy in Al-Andalus

Joseph Ibn Nahmias (Author) Robert G. Morrison (Translator)
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This book contains an edition--with an extensive introduction, translation and commentary--of The Light of the World, a text on theoretical astronomy by Joseph Ibn Nahmias, composed in Judeo-Arabic around 1400 C.E. in the Iberian Peninsula. As the only text on theoretical astronomy written by a Jew in any variety of Arabic, this work is evidence for a continuing relationship between Jewish and Islamic thought in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. The text's most lasting effect may have been exerted via its passage to Renaissance Italy, where it influenced scholars at the University of Padua in the early sixteenth century. With its crucial role in the development of European astronomy, as well as the physical sciences under Islam and in Jewish culture, The Light of the World is an important episode in Islamic intellectual history, Jewish civilization, and the history of astronomy.

Product Details

Price
$114.00
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
March 01, 2016
Pages
448
Dimensions
6.1 X 1.5 X 9.0 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780520287990
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About the Author

Robert G. Morrison is Professor of Religion at Bowdoin College. He is also the author of Islam and Science: The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi.