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'Dicta Albumassar' by Abū Maʻshar, a Latin traduction of Madkhal ilá ʻilm aḥkām al-nujūm, 12th century

Identifier: MS 16/ff. 237r-243r


This section is titled Dicta Albumassar and contains a text by Abū Maʻshar, which was Latinised into Albumasar. He was an astrologer writing in the 9th century. His works were translated into Latin from the 11th century. This work seems to be the Madkhal ilá ʻilm aḥkām al-nujūm ('Introduction to Astronomy').

This section starts on f.237r with Haut secus obstetricum vaticiniis and ends on f.243r with non parum accomodavit.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 12th century


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The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


7 folios

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