A Commentary Upon Biruni's Kitab Tahdid Al-Amakin

By: Kennedy, E.S.

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Book itself is clean and bright with no defect of note. Jacket is very clean, but shows wear and rubbing at upper front corner and at spots along the fore-edge with loss of color to a small area at lower fornt corner. The document being commented upon was written in 1018 while its author was imprisoned in Afighanistan. Its purpose was, in part, to define the geographical position of Ghanza with respect to Baghdad and Mecca in order to calculate the direction of Muslim prayers. In addition to the text there is much mathematical calculation, as the commentator, E.S. Kennedy,. taught mathematics at the University of Beirut. 270 pages. Not often seen.

Title: A Commentary Upon Biruni's Kitab Tahdid Al-Amakin

Author Name: Kennedy, E.S.

Categories: Mathematics, Middle Eastern History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Lebanon, University of Beirut: 1973

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 25474

Keywords: Islam. Mecca. Mathematics