Medieval Arabic Metrology

 

The following books might be consulted on various weights and measures which were in use in medieval Islamic civilization.

 

  • Doursther, Horace, Dictionnaire universel des poids et mesures anciens et modernes, contenant des tables des monnaies de tous les pays, (M. Hayez, imprimeur de l’Académie royale, Bruxelles, 1840 (Available online on archive.org)
  • W. Hinz, Islamische Masse und Gewichte. Umgerechnet ins Metrische System. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1955.
  • W. Hinz, Islamische Wahrungen des 11. bis 19. Jahrhunderts ins Metrische System. E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1955
  • F, D.-E. Système Des Mesures, Poids Et Monnaies De L’empire Ottoman Et Des Principaux États: Avec De Nombreux Exercises Et Des Tables De Conversion. Istanbul: Isis Press, 1988. Print.
  • Mahmua Fakhuri & Salah al-Din Knawwam, Madjmu’at wahdat al-qiyas al-‘arabiya al-islamiya, Maktabat Lubnan Nashirun, Beirut, 2002
  • Ulrich Rebstock, Weights and Measures in Islam, in: Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, pp 2255-2267, Springer, 2008

 

 

Turkish Sources:

Ünal Taşkın, Osmanlı Devletinde Kullanılan Ölçü ve Tartı Birimleri, Fırat Üniversitesi, Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü, Tarih Bölümü, Yüksek Lisans Tezi, Elazığ, 2005

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