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Title: Al-Asfi's description of the Zawiya Nasiriyya: The Use of Buildings as Astronomicals Tools.
Author: Rius Piniés, Mònica
Puig Aguilar, Roser
Keywords: Observatoris astronòmics
Edificis
Instruments astronòmics
Mesquites
Marroc
Astronomical observatories
Buildings
Astronomical instruments
Mosques
Morocco
Issue Date: Aug-2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract: Early Arabic sources report the existence of giant astronomical devices housed inside buildings which were used for observational and computational purposes. Some of them are known to us, but their chronology and their relationship to other well-oriented devices in the Islamic or even in the Latin milieu are yet to be explored in depth. This paper aims to establish whether the zāwiya Nāṣiriyya in Tamegroute (Tamgrūt, in the Drâa valley) described by al-Asfī (seventeenth to eighteenth century) can be considered as part of this tradition.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1177/0021828615589484
It is part of: Journal for the History of Astronomy, 2015, vol. 46, num. 3, p. 325-342
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1177/0021828615589484
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/105862
ISSN: 0021-8286
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Filologia Grega, Filologia Llatina, Filologia Romànica i Filologia Semítica)

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