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Penn Library's LJS 386 - Kitāb Mīzān al-ḥikmah. = كتاب ميزان الحكمة. (Video Orientation)

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7-18-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 386, substantial sections from an illustrated treatise (called in English "Book of the balance of wisdom") on the measurement of weight, with a historical introduction to theories of gravity and weighing in Greek and Arabic science; tables of densities of substances including metals, precious stones, solids, and liquids; and descriptions of different types of balances. 26 diagrams and 18 tables with a few marginal notes. A few catchwords have been added by later hands. Damage to edges of many leaves. Undated, likely copied sometime between the last half of the 13th century and the first half of the 14th century.

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9948249193503681

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Hydrostatics, Scales (Weighing instruments), Balances (Weighing instruments), Balances (Weighing instruments) -- Early works to 1800, Scales (Weighing instruments) -- Early works to 1800, Hydrostatics -- Early works to 1800, Mechanics -- Early works to 1800, Mechanics, Manuscripts Arabic, Manuscripts Arabic, Manuscripts Medieval, Gatherings (gathered matter components) Detached leaves, Treatises, Diagrams, Tables (documents) Early works, Codices

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History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

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