Book/Printed Material Al-Qabīṣī's Treatise on the Principles of Judicial Astronomy. Alkabitius astronomie iudicarie principia tractatus
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- Al-Qabīṣī's Treatise on the Principles of Judicial Astronomy.
- Alkabitius astronomie iudicarie principia tractatus
- ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Ibn ʻUthmān was a famous astrologer, believed, based on a comment in the Fihrist, to have been a contemporary of Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq Ibn al-Nadīm (active 987). He was probably born in al-Qabīṣ, which is a place-name shared by two locations in Iraq, one near Mawṣil, and the other near Sāmarra. He may have been of Persian descent. Al-Qabīṣī's principal surviving work is al-Madkhal ilā ṣinā'at aḥkām al-nujūm (Introduction to the craft of [knowing] the judgment of the stars), dedicated to Sayf al-Dawla, the Ḥamdānid ruler of Aleppo from 944--45 to 966--967. This work was translated into Latin by Joannes Hispalensis in 1144; a French translation (presumably from the Latin) was made by Pèlerin de Prusse in 1362. Three short treatises by al-Qabīṣī also have survived in a single manuscript copy in Istanbul, Aya Sofya MS 4832: Risāla fī anwāʻ al-aʻdād wa ṭarāʻif min al-aʻmāl mimmā jamaʻahū min mutaqaddimī ahl al-ʻilm bi hādhihi al-ṣināʾa (Treatise on the types of number and novel operations compiled from the earlier practitioners of this craft); the astronomical treatise Risāla fi 'l-abʻād wa 'l-ajrām (Treatise on bodies and distances); and Mā sharaḥahū min kitāb al-fuṣūl li 'l-Farghānī (an exposition of the Book of Seasons by Farghānī). The first two treatises are dedicated to al-Qabīṣī's patron, Sayf al-Dawla. The Latin title of the present work suggests that it is a commentary on al-Madkhal ilā ṣinā'at aḥkām al-nujūm, or perhaps on the lost work Kitāb fī ithbāt sināṣinā'at aḥkat aḥkām al-nujūm (The book on the proof of judgment of the stars). The author is John Danko of Saxony (active, 1327--55), an astronomer at the University of Paris. Appended at the end is a short chapter on the astrological effects on illness and health by Petrus Turrellus (Petrus de Turre). The work was printed in Lyon between 1519 and 1523.
- Huyon, Guillaume, active 1519-1520 Printer.
- Joannes, Hispalensis, flourished 1120-1153 Translator.
- John, of Saxony, flourished 1327-1355 Author.
- Turrel, Pierre, died 1531? Author.
- ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz Ibn ʻUthmān, died 967 Author.
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- Lyon : Guillaume Huyon, [1519 to 1523]
- - Iran, Islamic Republic of
- - Syrian Arab Republic
- - 900 to 1523
- - Astrology
- - Astronomy, Arab
- - Astronomy, Medieval
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 159 pages : illustrations ; 20 centimeters.
- - Original resource at: Qatar National Library.
- - Content in Latin.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
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- Abd Al-ʻazīz Ibn ʻuthmān, Died 967
- Huyon, Guillaume, Active
- Joannes, Hispalensis, Flourished
- John, of Saxony, Flourished
- Turrel, Pierre, 1531
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Huyon, Guillaume, Active Printer, Hispalensis Joannes, Of Saxony John, Pierre Turrel, and Died 967 Author ʻAbd Al-ʻAzīz Ibn ʻUthmān. Al-Qabīṣī's Treatise on the Principles of Judicial Astronomy. [Lyon: Guillaume Huyon, to 1523, 1519] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666874/.
APA citation style:
Huyon, G., Joannes, H., John, O. S., Turrel, P. & ʻAbd Al-ʻAzīz Ibn ʻUthmān, D. 9. A. (1519) Al-Qabīṣī's Treatise on the Principles of Judicial Astronomy. [Lyon: Guillaume Huyon, to 1523] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666874/.
MLA citation style:
Huyon, Guillaume, Active Printer, et al. Al-Qabīṣī's Treatise on the Principles of Judicial Astronomy. [Lyon: Guillaume Huyon, to 1523, 1519] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666874/>.