Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

Get access
Search Results: Prev | 1 of 111 |

Astronomy
(8,946 words)

Astronomy and allied sciences were cultivated with particular vigour in mediaeval Islamic civilisation, as witnessed by the large quantity of texts, instruments, and visual materials that were produced. Though the majority of this work was created by Muslims writing in Arabic, it is not rare to encounter ast…

Cite this page
Ragep, F. Jamil, “Astronomy”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_22652>
First published online: 2009
First print edition: 9789004178526, 2009, 2009-1



▲   Back to top   ▲