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The <i>Great Introduction to Astrology</i> by Abu Ma'sar (2 vols.)

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The <i>Great Introduction to Astrology</i> by Abu Ma'sar (2 vols.) by Keiji Yamamoto
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Abu Ma' sar's Great Introduction to Astrology (mid-ninth century) is the most comprehensive and influential text on astrology in the Middle Ages. In addition to presenting astrological doctrine, it provides a detailed justification for the validity of astrology and establishes its basis within the natural sciences of the philosophers. These two volumes provide a critical edition of the Arabic text; a facing English translation, which includes references to the divergences in the twelfth-century Latin translations of John of Seville and Hermann of Carinthia; and the large fragment of a Greek translation (edited by David Pingree). Comprehensive Arabic, English, Greek and Latin glossaries enable one to trace changes in vocabulary and terminology as the text passed from one culture to another.

Author Biography

Keiji Yamamoto is Associate Professor at Kyoto Sangyo University, Institute for World Affairs and Cultures. He has edited and translated several Arabic astrology texts into English and Japanese, including Abu Ma' sar's Book of Religions and Dynasties (with Charles Burnett, Leiden, 2000). Charles Burnett (PhD 1975) is Professor of the History of Arabic/Islamic Influences in Europe at the Warburg Institute, University of London. His research centres on the transmission of texts from the Arab world to the West in the Middle Ages.
Release date NZ
October 25th, 2018
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Edition
Approx. 880 Pp. (Vol 1), Appro ed.
Imprint
Brill
ISBN-13
9789004381148
Product ID
28051810

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