By Samir Najm Abul Huda
Scarecrow Press is happy to provide Samar Najm Abul Huda's translation of Ahmad ibn Yusuf al Tifaschi's research of gemstones. Born in 1184, Al Tifaschi first discovered approximately gemstones from his father, and augmented his wisdom via readings of Aristotle, Theophrastus, and Pliny, in addition to via wide travels to mines and buying and selling facilities. In 1253, he wrote what later turned referred to as the main "methodical and entire" paintings on helpful stones. Gemologists of this present day are nonetheless astounded by way of the complex observations that Al Tifaschi made during this work.
The ebook covers 25 diverse stones, giving the crystallographic kinds and actual houses reminiscent of hardness, lustre, and dispersion. The booklet additionally describes factors of the formation of gem stones inside their mom rocks in addition to the features of the mine involved. Abul Huda's translation of the paintings comprises notations at the translations of Al Tifaschi's paintings into different languages, in addition to historical past info on Al Tifaschi's international, the well known gem stones of the thirteenth century, the gemological terminology utilized by the medieval Arabs, and notations on different gems now not pointed out by means of Al Tifaschi. comprises index, a basic bibliography, and illustrations of 2 priceless gems of their settings.
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Arab Roots of Gemology by Samir Najm Abul Huda