Reading Lists

Muslim Contributions to Science

Burnett, C. Scientific Weather Forecasting in the Middle Ages: The Writings of Al-Kindi. London, 2000

Burnett, C., Hogendijk, J. P., Plofker, K., and Yano, M. (eds.), Studies in the History of the Exact Sciences in Honour of David Pingree. Leiden: Brill, 2004

Dallal, A. An Islamic Response to Greek Astronomy. Leiden: Brill, 1995

Dhanani, A. The Physical Theory of Kalaminfo-icon: Atoms, Space and Void in Basrian Mu’tazili Cosmology. Leiden: Brill, 1994

Freudenthal, G. Science in Medieval Hebrew and Arabic Traditions. Aldershot: Variorum, 2005

Hogendijk, J. P. Ibn al-Haytham's Completion of the Conics. New York - Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1985

Langermann, Y. T. Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World. New York, 1990

Morrison, R. G. Islam and Science: The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Dininfo-icon al-Nisaburi. London – New York: Routledge, 2007

Nasr, S. H. An Introduction to Islamic Cosmological Doctrines. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1993

Ragep, J. Nasir al-Din al-Tusi’s Memoir on Astronomy, 2 vols. - Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. New York - Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1993

Rashed, R. Les Mathématiques infinitésimales du IXe au XIe siècle, 5 vols. London: al-Furqaninfo-icon Islamic Heritage Foundation, 1993-2006

Rashed, R. The Development of Arabic Mathematics: Between Arithmetic and Algebra - Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 156. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.

Rashed, R. and Morelon, R. (eds.), Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science, 3 vols. London-New York: Routledge, 1996, rep. 2000

Rashed, R. Omar Khayyam the Mathematician. New York: Bibliotheca Persica Press, 2000.

Rashed, R. Geometry and Dioptrics in Classical Islam. London: al-Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation, 2005

Sabra, A. I. (ed. trans.). The Optics of Ibn al-Haytham, 2 vols. London: Warburg Institute, 1989

Sabra, A. I. Optics, Astronomy and Logic: Studies in Arabic Science and Philosophy. Aldershot: Variorum, 1994

Sabra, A.I., and Hogendijk, J. P. (eds.), The enterprise of Science in Islam: New Perspectives. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2003

Saliba, G. Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2007

Saliba, G. A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories During the Golden Age of Islam. New York: New York University Press, 1994

Savage-Smith, E. and Edson, E. Medieval Views of the Cosmos. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2004

Savage-Smith, E. and Pormann, P. Medieval Islamic Medicine. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2007

Sezgin, F. (ed.). Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums, 12 vols. Leiden: Brill, 1967-2000

Syed, M. H. Islam and Science. New Delhi: Anmol Publications PVT. Ltd., 2005

Turner, H. R. Science in Medieval Islam. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995