ʿABD-AL-MALEK B. MOḤAMMAD ŠĪRĀZĪ, ABU’L-ḤOSAYN, astronomer, fl. ca. 600/1203-04; there is a manuscript dated in that year of his revision of Helāl b. Abū Helāl and Ṯābet b. Qorra’s translation of the Conica of Appolonius. ʿAbd-al-Malek also wrote a Moḵtaṣar ketāb al-maǰesṭī (“Epitome of the Almagest” [of Ptolemy]); this was translated into Persian by Qoṭb-al-dīn Šīrāzī (d. 710/1310-11) as fann two of ǰomla four in the latter’s Dorrat al-tāǰ (“Pearl of the crown”).


Brockelmann, GAL S. I, p. 858. Suter, Mathematiker, pp. 125-26, no. 306.

L. M. L. Nix, Das fünfte Buch des Conica des Appolonius von Perga, Leipzig, 1889, pp. 5-6.

(D. Pingree)

Originally Published: December 15, 1982

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