Astronomy and Astrology in al-Andalus and the Maghrib

Author(s): 
Samsó, Julio
ISBN: 
9780754659341
Date published: 
November 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£67.50
Pages: 
382

This new volume of papers by Julio Samsó deals with the development of astronomy and astrology in al-Andalus and the Maghrib between the 10th and the 19th centuries. Opening with a survey of the social history of the exact sciences in al-Andalus, the book then looks at astronomical tables in use during this period. The author also deals with theoretical astronomy, with the use of zijes for the calculation of horoscopes, and an experimental astrological method for the correction of mean motion planetary tables.