Article ID: CBB797796898

Lupitus of Barcelona: On the identity of a tenth century scientific translator (2020)

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In one of his letters of the year 984, Gerbert of Aurillac, the later Pope Sylvester II, asks a certain Lupitus of Barcelona for his translation of a book on astronomy. This translator has so far been identified with Seniofred Llobet, who was by that time the archdeacon of Barcelona cathedral. A thorough examination of the letter as well as of other contemporary sources, however, precludes the archdeacon from this identification. The translator Lupitus must rather have been a Mozarabic clergyman who immigrated from Muslim Spain, from where he probably brought with him the Arabic original for his translation. This paper intends to throw some light on a hitherto poorly studied stage of the transmission process that brought the astrolabe from Al-Andalus to Europe.

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Authors & Contributors
Rodríguez-Arribas, Josefina
Shahidi, Pouyan
Nikfahm Khubravan, Sajjad
Yücesoy, Hayrettin
Wright, Owen
Schütz, Michael
Journals
Tarikh-e Elm (The Iranian Journal for the History of Science)
Suhayl: Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften
MHNH (Revista Internacional de Investigación sobre Magia y Astrología Antiguas)
Journal of World History
Publishers
Oxford University Press
University of Chicago Press
Institut Millás Vallicrosa d'Història de la Ciència Àrab
Concepts
Translations
Arab/Islamic world, civilization and culture
Astrolabes
Astronomy
Manuscripts
Instruments, astronomical
People
Taitaẓak, Joseph
al-Corsono, Jacob ben Isaac
Ishaq Ibn Hunain
al-Sijzi, Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd al-Jalil
Alfonso X, King of Léon and Castile
Ptolemy
Time Periods
10th century
Medieval
14th century
9th century
11th century
8th century
Places
Spain
Baghdad (Iraq)
Iran
Barcelona (Spain)
Naples (Italy)
North Africa
Institutions
Ikhwān al-Ṣafā (Brethren of Purity)
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