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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Ḥabaš al-Ḥāsib

Editorial Project

According to later biographers Ḥabaš al-Ḥāsib (3rd/9th c.) produced three Astronomical Tables. There are two manuscirpts containing different versions of astronomical tables, both ascribed to Ḥabaš al-Ḥāsib. Both are worth to be edited separately since they represent independent scientific achievements. In their cores they belong to the time of Ḥabaš al-Ḥāsib. The Tables of Ḥabaš have been used as a source by historians of astronomy since more than a century. Nevertheless, only the preface has been edited and translated. In the ongoing project an edition, English translation and commentary will be produced.


Thomann, Johannes (2013). Explicit and implicit intercultural elements in the Zij of Habash al-Hasib." In: Cilardo, Agostino. Islam and Globalisation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives: Proceedings of the 25th Congress of L'Union Europeenne des Arabisants et Islamisants (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta). Leuven: Peeters Bvba, 541-552.