Elaheh Kheirandish

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~kheirand

email: kheirand@fas.harvard.edu

Publications

Books

The Arabic Version of Euclid’s Optics: Kitab Uqlidis fi Ikhtilaf al-manazir Edited and Translated with Historical Introduction and Commentary (revised dissertation), 2 volumes, Springer-Verlag: Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, no. 16, 1999.

Sources for the History of Mathematical Sciences in the Islamic World: an Updated Critical Supplement to An Annotated Bibliography of Islamic Science, vol. 3, on Mathematics: Cultural Studies and Research Institute, Tehran, 1991, to be published by Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.

Chapters

– "The Mixed Mathematical Sciences of the Islamic Middle Ages", The Cambridge History of Science, 8 vols. eds. David C. Lindberg and Ronald Numbers; vol. 2: The Middle Ages, eds. David C. Lindberg and Michael Shank, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming (2000)..

Articles

– "Mathematics", Encyclopedia of Modern Islamic World, ed. John Esposito, Oxford University Press, 1995, 3: 65-68.

– "The Arabic ‘Version’of Euclidean Optics: Transformations as Linguistic Problems in Transmission", Tradition, Transmission, Transformation: Proceedings of Two Conferences on Pre-modern Science Held at the University of Oklahoma, eds. F. Jamil Ragep and Sally P. Ragep with Steven Livesey, Leiden: Brill, 1996: 227-243.

– "Optics in the Islamic World", Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Kluwer, 1997: 40-44.

"The ‘Manazir’ Tradition through Persian Sources", Les sciences dans le monde iranien, eds. Z. Vesel, H. Beikbaghban et B. Thierry de Crussol des Epesse, Actes du Colloque tenu à l’Univrsité des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg (6-8 june 95), Tehran: Institut Français de Recherche en Iran (IFRI), 1998: pp. 125-45.

– "Optics: Highlights from Islamic Lands", Science in Islam, Paris: UNESCO, forthcoming (1999).

"A Report on Iran’s ‘Jewel’ Codices of Tusi’s Kutub al-Mutawassitat", Tehran: Institut Français de Recherche en Iran (IFRI), forthcoming (2000)\

 

Reviews:

– C. A. Qadir, Philosophy and Science in the Islamic World , Journal of Islamic Studies, Oxford University Press, Jan. 1992, vol. 3, no. 1: 107-109.

– A. I. Sabra, The Optics of Ibn al-Haytham, 2 vols., Warburg Institute, 1989, Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review, Nov. 1994, vol. 1, no. 2: 188-194.

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