publication . Article . Other literature type . 2020

The measurement of the circle in Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī's Revision of the 'middle books' (Taḥrīr al- mutawassiṭāt)

Cornelis, Lit L.W.;
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  • Published: 19 Apr 2020
Abstract
The mathematical treatises known as Taḥrīr al-mutawassiṭāt, “Revision of the Middle books”, are a collection of Greek and Arabic treatises which were re-edited by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī. This paper explores the nature of the editorial work Ṭūsī did, showing that it is not a simple rendering of the original text but that it involves major revisions and in fact original additions. For the first time, a collated version of Ṭūsī’s revision on the treatise on the measurement of the circle (by Archimedes) is provided. A translation of the Arabic text is put side by side with a rendition of the treatise as it was circulated before Ṭūsī’s time. An in-depth analysis of the...
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HHIT
The here and the hereafter in Islamic traditions
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 263308
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2020

The measurement of the circle in Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī's Revision of the 'middle books' (Taḥrīr al- mutawassiṭāt)

Cornelis, Lit L.W.;