Islamic Astronomical Tables in China The Sources for the Huihui li

  • Benno van Dalen
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 275)


In the first decade of the thirteenth century, Chinggis Khan initiated the rapid expansion of the Mongol territory from the steppes on the northern border of China to a world empire that covered the largest part of the Eurasian continent. By the 1260s, the empire included both the Iranian part of the Islamic world and China, and travel between the various parts of the empire was safe and relatively quick. This not only allowed commerce to flourish, but also made possible an exchange of craftsmen and scholars and of scientific knowledge.


Ming Dynasty Yuan Dynasty Islamic World Pulkovo Observatory Astronomical Instrument 
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  • Benno van Dalen
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  1. 1.Institut für Geschichte der NaturwissenschaftenFrankfurt am MainGermany

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