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A Treatise On Meteorology By Muḥammad Ibn Mūsā Al-Ṭālishī (Ms. Daiber Collection Ii, 82)

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The treatise on meteorology edited in this chapter is found in ms. Daiber Collection ii, 82, a manuscript consisting of six folios and written in a naskhī hand judged by Prof. Daiber to be of the seventeenth century. The treatise consists of four sections dealing with 'vapour' and its products such as cloud and rain, 'smoke' and its products such as thunder and lightning, winds, and rainbow and halo, along with an introductory section dealing with the definition of the 'body' and transformation of the four elements, and a concluding section dealing with the formation of water sources and earthquakes. Finally, text and translation of Muḥammad Ibn Mūsā al-Ṭalishi treatise on meteorology is presented.

Keywords: Daiber collection; meteorology; Muḥammad Ibn Mūsā al-Ṭalishi treatise



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