Title

Review of Alhacen’s Theory of Visual Perception: A Critical Edition, with English Translation and Commentary, of the First Three Books of Alhacen’s De Aspectibus, the Medieval Latin Version of Ibn al-Haytham’s Kitab al-Manazir

Document Type

Book Review

Department

History (CMC)

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

Smith's edition contributes to our understanding of the development of optics, a discipline of immense importance in the history of science. The authoritative edition of the Arabic text of the Kitab al-Manazir [Sabra 1989] as well as a translation therefrom has long been available[Sabra 1989]. Yet, for detailed study of how this important text impacted Western Latin scientists, the present Latin edition is indispensable.

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