Sally P. Ragep

Articles and Book Chapters
Book Review
Online Publication



Jaghmīnī’s Mulakhkhaṣ: An Islamic Introduction to Ptolemaic Astronomy . Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2016. {publisher website}


Tradition, Transmission, Transformation: Proceedings of Two Conferences on Premodern Science Held at the University of Oklahoma (co-edited with F. J. Ragep and with the assistance of S. J. Livesey). Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996. {publisher website}

Articles and Book Chapters


“Al-Jaghmīnī on the Volumes of the Planetary and Stellar Bodies: Edition and Translation.” [Forthcoming in Nazariyat Journal for the History of Islamic Philosophy and Sciences]

"Shīrāzī’s Attitude Toward Philosophy: Some Preliminary Observations" (with F. Jamil Ragep), to appear in a volume edited by Mustakim Arıcı, Asiye Aykıt, and Hasan Umut.


“Jaghmīnī’s Qānūnča: A Popular Abridgement of Avicenna’s Canon.” In Transforming Medical Education. Historical Case Studies of Teaching, Learning, and Belonging in Medicine in Honour of Jacalyn Duffin, edited by Delia Gavrus and Susan Lamb, 54-85. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022. {publisher website}


“Eclipse.” In Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Leiden: Brill, 2021.{publisher website}


“Jaghmīnī.” Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Leiden: Brill, 2020. {publisher website}


“Astronomical and Other Mathematical Sciences” (with Jamil Ragep, Sajjad Nikfahm-Khubravan, Fateme Savadi, Hasan Umut). In Treasures of Knowledge: An Inventory of the Ottoman Palace Library (1502/3-1503/4) , Volume I: Essays, edited by Gülru Necipoğlu, Cemal Kafadar, and Cornell H. Fleischer, 823-855. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2019.{publisher website}

“Making Manuscripts Confess.” In Surprise: 107 Variations on the Unexpected, edited by Anke te Heesen, Christine von Oertzen, Fernando Vidal, Mechthild Fend, 323-25. Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 2019. {pdf}


“Fifteenth-Century Astronomy in the Islamic World.” In Before Copernicus: The Cultures and Contexts of Scientific Learning in the Fifteenth Century , edited by Rivka Feldhay and F. Jamil Ragep, 143-160. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017. {publisher website}


“The Teaching of Theoretical Astronomy in Pre-modern Islam: Looking Beyond Individual Initiatives.” In Schüler und Meister, edited by Andreas Speer and Thomas Jeschke (Miscellanea Mediaevalia 39), 557-568. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016.{publisher website}


“al-Jaghmīnī.” In Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, eds. Thomas Hockey et al., 2 vols., p. 584. New York: Springer, 2007. {online version} 2 nd edition, 2014, pp. 1105-1106.

“Ibn Sīnā.” In Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, pp. 570-571. New York: Springer, 2007. {online version} 2nd edition, 2014, pp. 1081-1083.


“The Islamic Scientific Manuscript Initiative (ISMI): Towards a Sociology of the Exact Sciences. In Islam” (with F. J. Ragep). In A Shared Legacy: Islamic Science East and West. Homage to Professor J. M. Millàs Vallicrosa, edited by Emilia Calvo, Mercè Comes, Roser Puig, and Monica Rius, 15-21. Barcelona: University of Barcelona, 2008. {pdf}

“al-Jaghmīnī.” In New Dictionary of Scientific Biography, edited by Noretta Koertge, vol. 4, 20-22. Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons/Thomson Gale, 2008.


“The Astronomical and Cosmological Works of Ibn Sīnā: Some Preliminary Remarks” (with F. J. Ragep). In Sciences, techniques et instruments dans le monde iranien (Xe–XIXe siècle), edited by N. Pourjavady and Ž. Vesel, 3-15. Tehran, 2004.


“Select Films on the Arab World.” In The Arab World and Arab-Americans: Understanding a Neglected Minority , edited by Sameer Y. Abraham and Nabeel Abraham, 91-95. Detroit: Wayne State University, Center for Urban Studies, 1981.

Book Review


“Review of Teaching and Learning the Sciences in Islamicate Societies (800-1700) by Sonja Brentjes” Isis 110 (December 2019): 798-800.{publisher website}

Online Publication


English trans. (with assistance of F. Wallis) of Ernest Renan’s “ L’Islamisme et la science ,” a lecture presented at La Sorbonne, 29 March 1883. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License, Copyright 2011 by Sally P. Ragep. (Translated into Turkish as “İSLAM VE BİLİM” by Zehra Bilgin 2021)

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