Book/Printed Material Knowledge of the Movement of the Stars and What It Portends in Every Year.
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- Knowledge of the Movement of the Stars and What It Portends in Every Year.
- Timbuktu, founded around 1100 as a commercial center for trade across the Sahara Desert, was also an important seat of Islamic learning from the 14th century onward. The libraries of Timbuktu contain many important manuscripts, in different styles of Arabic scripts, which were written and copied by Timbuktu's scribes and scholars. These works constitute the city's most famous and long-lasting contribution to Islamic and world civilization. This collection of writings (date unknown) draws upon the Greco-Roman legacy of astronomy, with the addition of discoveries made by Muslim scholars. The text is presented in the form of a Platonic discourse. It includes an explanation of how to determine which star is ascendant and what that portends for the world.
Created / Published
- [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1200 to 1899]
- - Mali
- - 1200 to 1800
- - Arabic calligraphy
- - Arabic manuscripts
- - Astrology
- - Astronomy
- - Islamic manuscripts
- - Timbuktu manuscripts
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 14 leaves.
- - Original resource at: Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library.
- - Content in Arabic.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
- Islamic Manuscripts from Mali
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The Library of Congress is unaware of any copyright or other restrictions in the Islamic Manuscripts from Mali Collection. Absent any such restrictions, these materials are free to use and reuse.
The Library asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here.
The source of this collection has asked that persons who wish to make any other reproductions of manuscripts from this collection must seek permission from Abdel Kader Haidara, at:
Abdel Kader Haidara, Directeur
Bibliotheque Mamma Haidara de Manuscrits et la Documentation
Siége: Tombouctou BP 71 Rèp.du Mali
Tèl: B 292 16 76 | D 292 12 54
Cell: 636 96 60
Tèl: D 220 18 88
Cell: 636 96 60
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Mamma Haidara Commemorative Library.
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Chicago citation style:
Knowledge of the Movement of the Stars and What It Portends in Every Year. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899, 1200] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667143/.
APA citation style:
(1200) Knowledge of the Movement of the Stars and What It Portends in Every Year. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667143/.
MLA citation style:
Knowledge of the Movement of the Stars and What It Portends in Every Year. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1899, 1200] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667143/>.