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A Survey of the Scientific Manuscripts in the Egyptian National Library

By David A. King

A Survey of the Scientific Manuscripts in the Egyptian National Library
Hardback, 332 pages £7.00
Published: 1986
ISBN: 9780936770147
Format: 285mm x 220mm
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Subjects: American Research Center in Egypt, Egyptology
Series: American Research Center in Egypt Catalogs


The Egyptian National Library (Dab al-Kutub al-Misraya) contains a vast treasury of medieval manuscripts still largely untapped by modern scholarship. Among these are some 2,500 manuscripts relating to the exact sciences, mathematics, and astonomy, which constitute the largest single collection of medieval scientific manuscripts in the world. For more than nine years, David King and an ARCE-Smithsonian Institution team worked to catalogue these manuscripts and conducted detailed investigations of new material of particular consequence to the history of Islamic science.

Illustrated with 110 plates.







Acknowledgements

Foreward

Bibliographical Abbreviations

Miscellaneous Abbreviations

Introduction

List of Authors

List of Scientific Works in the Egyptian National Library

Captions for Plates

Plates




David A. King is professor in the Institute for the History of Science at Goethe University, Frankfurt.




Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 332 pages
ISBN:
 9780936770147
Format:
 285mm x 220mm

BIC Code:
 1QDAE, GBCR
BISAC Code:
  REF004000, REF006000
Imprint:
 American Research Center in Egypt


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