- 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,
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, submitted to the
Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies.
- Eastern Astrolabes by David Pingree, editor,
general editor, Bruce Chandler: Historic Scientific Instruments of the Adler Planetarium
and Astronomy Museum, volume II. 2009.
Arabic Optics: A Critical Edition and English Translation of Ahmad ibn Isa’s
Text and Studies Series (extension of Dibner
Institute “IOTA” project).
- Pappus of Alexandria’s Introduction to Mechanics: The
Greco-Arabic Tradition of Book 8 of the Mathematical Collection: Springer-Verlag: "Sources in the History of Mathematical and Physical
Sciences (extension of collaborative work on the “Archimedes Project”)
Isfahan: A ‘Dialogue’ of Two Cities in an Age of Science (ca. 750-1750)
A historical treatment
of science in Islamic lands, based on a medieval ‘dialogue’ between Baghdad
and Isfahan, reconstructed from the standpoint of scientific developments.
Sciences, Crafts, and the Production of Knowledge: Iran and Eastern Islamic
Lands (ca. 184-1153 AH/800-1740 CE). Special Issue of Iranian Studies,
Volume 41 Issue 4, 433, Routledge, September 2008 (co-edited with Najma al-Din Yousefi and Carol
Mathematical and Mixed-Mathematical Corpus of the Ottoman Royal Library
Catalogue of Sixteenth-century Istanbul: Arithmetic, Geometry, Optics and
Mechanics as Representations of Distinct Classifications and Transmissions,”
“Optics and Perspective In and Beyond the
Islamic Middle Ages: A Study of Transmission through Multidisciplinary
Sources in Arabic and Persian,” Renaissance
Cultures of Optics and Practices of Perspective Edited by Sven Dupré and Jeanne Peiffer, Brepols: 2016.
“An Early Tradition in Practical Geometry:
The Telling Lines of Unique Arabic and Persian Sources,” In The Arts of
Ornamental Geometry: A Persian Compendium on Similar and Complementary
Interlocking Figures, Studies and Sources in Islamic Art and Architecture: Supplements to Muqarnas:
An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the
Islamic World 13. Brill: Leiden and Boston, 2016: 79-144
“Astronomical Poems from the ‘Four Corners’
of Persia (c. 1000–1500 CE) in Essays
in Islamic Philology, History, and Philosophy Edited by Alireza Korangy, Wheeler M. Thackston, Roy P. Mottahedeh
and William Granara, Berlin/Boston: De Walter de Gruyter GmbH: Studies
in the History and Culture of the Middle East 31, 2016: 51-90.
“Light and Dark: The ‘Checkered History’ of
Early Optics.” In God Is the Light of
the Heavens and the Earth: Light in Islamic Art and Culture, edited by
Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair, New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015:
“Eloge A.I. Sabra (8
June 1924 – 18 December 2013)’, Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for
the Study of Science, Technology ad Medicine in the Pre-modern
Period, 19, 3, 2014: 281-86.
Mathematical Sciences: Optics and Mechanics in the Islamic Middle Ages,” The
Cambridge History of Science, vol. 2, Medieval Science,
edited by David C. Lindberg and Michael H. Shank, Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press, 2013: 84–108.
“Optics, History of,” Encyclopaedia
Iranica: A Comprehensive Research Tool Dedicated to
the study of Iranian Civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central
Asia, and the Indian Subcontinent. New York: Center for Iranian Studies,
Columbia University, 2010. http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/optics
“Footprints of ‘Experiment’ in Early Arabic
Optics,” Early Science and Medicine; Evidence and Interpretation in
Studies on Early Science and Medicine in Honor of John E. Murdoch, Early
Science and Medicine, 14, 1-3, 2009: 79-104.
“Science and ‘Mithal’:
Demonstrations in Arabic and Persian Scientific Traditions” in Sciences,
Crafts, and the Production of Knowledge: Iran and Eastern Islamic Lands (ca.
184-1153 AH/800-1740 CE). Special Issue of Iranian Studies, Volume 41
Issue 4, 433, Routledge, September 2008 (co-edited with Najma
al-Din Yousefi and Carol Bier): 465-489.
“Qusṭā Ibn Lūqā al-Baʿlabakkī,”
The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, edited by Thomas Hockey
et al. New York: Springer, 2007.
“Organizing Scientific Knowledge,” Organizing
Knowledge: Encyclopaedic Activities in the
Pre-Eighteenth Century Muslim World, Agha Khan University (Conference
proceedings: London, Fall 2003, ed. Gerhard Endress,
Leiden; Brill, 2006: 135-154.
“The Puzzle of Tusi’s
Optical Works,” Les sciences dans la monde iranien (Tehran:
Institut Français de Recherche en Iran (IFRI), eds. N. Pourjavady
et. Z. Vesel, conference proceedings (1998), 2004:
“The Many Aspects of Appearances: Arabic Optics
to 950 A.D.,” The Enterprise of Science in Islam: New Perspectives,
ed. Jan P. Hogendijk and AbdelHamid
Sabra, Proceedings of the conference: New Perspectives on Science in Medieval
Islam, held at The Dibner Institute for the History
of Science and Technology (6-8 November, 1998), Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003:
“What 'Euclid Said' to His Arabic Readers: The
Case of the Optics,” De Diversis Artibus (tome 55: N.S. 18): Proceedings of the XXth International Congress of History of Science (Liege,
20-26 July 1997), edited by Gerard Simon and Suzanne Debarbat,
Belgium: Breplos, 2001: 17-28.
Highlights from Islamic Lands,” The Different Aspects of Islamic Culture,
Volume Four: Science and Technology in Islam, part I, UNESCO, 2001:
"A Report on Iran's 'Jewel' Codices of Tusi's Kutub al-Mutawasitat", Nasir al-Din al-Tusi :
philosophe et savant de x111e siecle, etudes par N. Pourjavady
et Ziva Vesel, Tehran: Institut Francais de Recherche en Iran (IFRI), 2000.
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: 125-45.
"Optics in the Islamic World", Encyclopedia of the History of
Science, Technology and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Kluwer, 1997: 40-44.
“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.
Modern Islamic World, ed. John Esposito, Oxford University Press, 1995, 3: 65-68.
- 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.
J. L. Berggren, Episodes
in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam, New York: Springer New-Verlag, 1986” Review of Review in Persian, Nashr-e Rīyāzī:
A Mathematical Journal of Iran University Press, 1995, 7, 1: 53-55.
David E.P. Jackson,
“Scholarship in Abbasid Baghdad with Special Reference to Greek Mechanics in
Arabic,” Quaderni di Studi
Arabi (1987-8): Review title: “The ‘Fluctuating
Fortunes of Scholarship”: A Very Late Review Occasioned by a Fallen Book,
Early Science and Medicine, Volume 11, No. 2, 2006: 207-222(16), Brill
Arabic 'Version' of Euclidean Optics: Transformations as Linguistic
Problems in Transmission", 1996
Highlights from Islamic Lands", 2001.
Aspects of Appearances: Arabic Optics to 950 A.D", 2003
‘Fluctuating Fortunes of Scholarship”: A Very Late Review Occasioned by a
Fallen Book (Review), 2006
Crafts, and the Production of Knowledge: Iran and Eastern Islamic Lands
(ca. 184-1153 AH/800-1740 CE), co-editor, 2008
of ‘Experiment’ in Early Arabic Optics”, 2009