EUCLID, ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY, IN ARABIC

1238, 9 3/4 x 7 in. (24.8 x 17.8 cm), MS. Thurston 11, fol. 35a

The "Elements" of Euclid (4th century BCE) was the most influential work of classical mathematics in the medieval world, widely studied by Byzantine, Islamic, and later European scholars. It was several times translated into Arabic; this manuscript is the version of Ishaq ibn Hunayn (died c. 910), revised by Thabit ibn Qurrah (died 901).



Comments

  1. rblevow

    I’m wondering which proposition this is. The diagram looks much like that for Proposition 27 of Book III. See http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/java/elements/bookIII/propIII27.html Is that it?