Arabic manuscript on astrology

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Arabic manuscript on astrology

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Astronomy blends into astrology in this anonymous 18th century text from Egypt: The tables contain calendar data for the Hijri and the Coptic calendar, since the latter is of particular importance for agriculture, because of its alignment with the solar year. The notes on the margins contain a plethora of practical information, from the time to sow cotton, to inauspicious days because of pests and insects, as well as historical data about Nawruz. Note the shape of the numerals, which differ from the Eastern Arabic numerals in use today.

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Astrology

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18th century

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Citation

[Anonymous], “Arabic manuscript on astrology,” AUC Libraries, accessed May 27, 2022, https://auclibraries.omeka.net/items/show/78.