The full title of the work is Al-Tadhkira fī c ilm al-hay’a, meaning “Memoir on the science of hay’a. ” Although hay’a is used to mean astronomy in a general sense, we shall find that it has a more specialized meaning as well that we shall explore to help us situate the Tadhkira within both an astronomical tradition and a literary genre. In addition to tradition, we shall also need to discuss its innovations, the rather remarkable history of the text, and its enormous influence.
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