This book holds 11 papers and studies that were presented in four sessions within the proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the Centre for the Study of Islamic Manuscripts (part of the Al-Furqān Foundation) on the topic of “Editing Islamic Manuscripts on Science”, such as mathematics, astronomy, medicine and other areas.
The first session looked at the manuscripts of science and their editing method. The second session focused on the ‘The Editing of Manuscripts on Astronomy’. Several papers were presented which discussed in detail the editing of the major works in this field. Among these were the works of Thābit bin Qurrah, as well as the Andalucían and Maghreb manuscripts. The problem of critically verification of Zaij was also addressed. The third session looked at "The Editing of Manuscripts on Mathematics", which included several papers on geometrical figures in Arabic manuscripts and Ibn al-Haytham Works on Optics (al-Baṣariyāt).
The conference was concluded with two papers, one on “the Arabic Definitions of Scientific Terminology in Arabic Manuscripts” and the second on “The Editing and Publication of Manuscripts on Medicine”.
Introduction Director- General
The Significance of the Scientific Legacy Ibrahim Chabbouh
Conceptual Tradition and Textual Tradition: Arabic Manuscripts on Science Roshdi Rashed
Focus: Manuscripts on Astronomy
Between Reproduction and Recovery: Notes on Editing Classical Arabic Manuscripts on Astronomy Ahmad Dallal
Andalusian and Maghribī Astronomical Sources: What has been done and what remains to be done Julio Samsό
A Preliminary Assessment of the Problems of Editing the Zīj al-Sanjarī of al-khazini David Pingree
Le corpus des manuscrits arabes des œuvres d’astronomie de Thābit b.Qurra
Focus : Manuscripts on Mathematics
A propos des figures dans les manuscrits arabes de géométrie: l’exemple de Siğzī Pascal Crozet
Remarks on the Manuscript Tradition of Some Optical Works of Ibn al-Haytham Hossein Masoumi Hamedani
The Specific Case of Geometrical Manuscripts Using the Example of Manuscript B.N 2457 (Paris) Hélène Bellosta
Focus: Manuscripts of Medicine
Le terme scientifique dans le patrimoine arabe manuscrit: problématique du passé et perspective de l’avenir Ibrahim Ben Murad
The Editing and Publication of the Islamic Medicine Series: ’Ilm al-kīḥālah Muhammad Ẓāfir al-wafāʾī
Biographical Notes on Contributors
Distinguished Guest List