On the occasion of 464th anniversary of the death of Copernicus, we provide below a list of selected references to document the influence of Islamic astronomy, mainly that of the Maragha observatory, on the astronomical and mathematical models described by Copernicus in his ground breaking book published in 1543, and which is commonly believed to have changed the course of history of astronomy and our view of the universe.
Copernicus and Arabic Astronomy: A Review of Recent Research
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Figure 1. The Tabula Rogeriana, drawn by al-Idrisi for Roger II of Sicily in 1154, one of the most advanced ancient world maps. Modern consolidation, created from the 70 double-page spreads of the original atlas. (Source)
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