Zīd̲j̲(14,403 words)

, in Islamic science an astronomical handbook with tables, after the models of the Sāsānid Persian Zīk -i S̲h̲ahriyār , the Indian Sindhind [q.v.], and Ptolemy’s Almagest and Handy Tables [see baṭlamiyūs ]. A typical zīd̲j̲ might contain a hundred folios of text and tables, though some are substantially larger than this. Most of the relevant astronomic…

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Blois, F.C. De; King, D.A.; Samsó, J.. "Zīd̲j̲." Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Brill Online, 2015. Reference. 24 May 2015 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-2/zidj-COM_1388>
First appeared online: 2012
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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