Science in Islam

European ownership

European ownership

Medium image of Inv Num 47063 - Astrolabe

The Islamic world was a vibrant centre of learning, and western scholarship inherited much of its mathematical and philosophical learning from medieval Islamic sources.

This astrolabe was owned by William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury and Chancellor of the University of Oxford in the early 17th century.

Inventory no. 47063
Astrolabe, Unsigned, Eastern Islamic?, before 1636

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