Manuscript Monday: LJS 386 – Kitāb Mīzān al-ḥikmah. = كتاب ميزان الحكمة. (Video Orientation)

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to LJS 386, substantial sections from an illustrated treatise (called in English “Book of the balance of wisdom”) on the measurement of weight, with a historical introduction to theories of gravity and weighing in Greek and Arabic science; tables of densities of substances including metals, precious stones, solids, and liquids; and descriptions of different types of balances.

Video orientation to LJS 386

You can read the complete record for this document (and find links to digitized copies) on Franklin. You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

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