Article ID: CBB585200620

Origins of the Tājika System of Astrological Aspects and Dignities (2018)

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The astrological doctrines of aspects and planetary dignities found in the authoritative texts of the Tājika (Sanskritized Perso-Arabic) school are examined with respect to their origins and historical development, with particular emphasis on Balabhadra’s encyclopaedic Hāyanaratna (1649) and its quotations from the perhaps earliest work of the school, Samarasiṃha’s Tājikaśāstra (thirteenth century). It is argued that a major source of these doctrines is Sahl ibn Bishr’s Arabic-language intro­duction to astrology (ninth century), possibly in abbreviated or paraphrased form. Several of the constituent ideas have been imperfectly understood by their Indian epitomists, resulting in reinterpretations and innovations.

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Authors & Contributors
Pingree, David Edwin
Gansten, Martin
Burnett, Charles
Bezza, Giuseppe
Sannino, Antonella
Ohashi, Yukio
Journals
History of Science in South Asia
Micrologus: Natura, Scienze e Società Medievali
Suhayl: Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
Culture and Cosmos
Tarikh-e Elm (The Iranian Journal for the History of Science)
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Publishers
American Philosophical Society
Cambridge University Press
University of Chicago Press
Brill
SISMEL edizioni del Galluzzo
Concepts
Arabic language
Astrology
Sanskrit
Mathematics
Astronomy
Cosmology
People
La Hire, Philippe de
Hermes, Trismegistus
Casaubon, Isaac
Pingree, David Edwin
Euclid
al-Nayrīzī
Time Periods
Medieval
Early modern
17th century
18th century
Ancient
14th century
Places
India
Europe
Persia (Iran)
Greece
Florence (Italy)
Iran
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