Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2016

224 Pages | 20 black and white

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748649105

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Astronomy and Astrology in the Islamic World

Stephen Blake

Published by Edinburgh University Press

The New Edinburgh Islamic Surveys

  • The first accessible, non-technical history of Islamic astronomy and astrology
  • Surveys the major advances in the heavenly sciences from Isfahan, Maragha and Samarqand from the ninth to the sixteenth centuries
  • Shows the impact of astronomy and astrology on individuals and institutions
  • Looks at the influence of almanacs and horoscopes in the Mughal, Ottoman and Safavid Empires
  • Considers the ways Islamic astronomy and astrology shaped beliefs and practices in the medieval and early modern Islamic and European worlds

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