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The day begins at sunset : perceptions of time in the Islamic world / Barbara Stowasser.

Author/Creator:
Stowasser, Barbara Freyer, 1935-2012 author.
Publication:
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
190 p. ; 23 cm.
Series:
Library of Middle East history ; 48.
Library of Middle East history ; 48
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Subjects:
Time -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Islamic calendar.
Astronomy -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Contents:
Part I: History, religion, politics and time
Calendars: an introduction
The Islamic calendar
Time, the Qur'an and science
Part II: A medieval case study: cosmology, technology and five eastern calendars through an Islamic lens
The making of a medieval scientist's career: Abu al-Rayhan al-Biruni
The life and works of al-Biruni
Calendars by the bushel
Part III: How daily Muslim rituals are still performed 'on time'
'Time sticks': regulating the Islamic day.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [166]-179) and index.
ISBN:
9781780765426 (hardback)
1780765428 (hardback)
OCLC:
858825906