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Irish Texts Society Volume 14: An Irish Astronomical Tract

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Book Details

Published by Irish Texts Society

January 1914

Hardback

Number of pages: 176

This volume, edited by Maura Power, is one of the very few texts of its kind that has been published in a critical edition. As Ms Power pointed out in her preface to the edition, 'the translations of medieval Latin texts into Irish, probably for use as text-books in the schools of the 14 th and 15 th centuries, would supply material for special study'. This text was adapted into Irish from a Latin translation of an Arabic treatise by Messahalah, a Jewish astonomer who lived in Alexandria before 800 A. D.