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Al-Biruni's Treatise On Eclipses

Dr. Norzakiah Saparmin


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ISBN: 978-983-44732-2-8


Treatise VIII of al-Biruni's al-Qanun al-Mas'udi, which is one of the major works of astronomy produced by the great polymath Abu Rayhan al-Biruni ( 1050). It was written in the 1030s under the patronage of Sultan Mas'ud of Ghazna (d. 1040), whom al-Biruni dedicated his work to and thus bearing the Sultan's name on the work.


The work is intended to be as an astronomical guide book or a reference book for the use of practicing 11th century astronomers and astrologers to solve any of the standard problems of astronomy known at that time. It is a comprehensive work, comprised of eleven treaties on various topics of astronomy including detail calculation and mathematical problems on daylight length, spherical and trigonometric problems,planetary motion and etc.

Al-Biruni's Treatise On Eclipses

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